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Saint Naum monastery and Galicika national park
Saint Naum is a Byzantine monastery, situated by the Ohrid lake in Republic of Macedonia. Built in X century by Saint Naum (who is buried in the monastery), it is one of exeptionnels sites which offers us the Republic of Macedonia. An architectural, historic and religious heritage ... A must visit.
When Architecture tells us a story
We all have the image of white houses on the Cyclades islands, in Greece. Of cubic shape, with a roof bring down, walls painted in the lime, the blue shutters...
This architecture is appropriate for this region,
which, crushed by sun in summer, and having winters quiet hot, does not need a sloping roof. Each region has its own style of architecture, which corresponds to the needs of the inhabitants, but also which tells the past:
The invaders, the migrants, the political systems (ah the warm and creative style of the communist strutures!). And as every country has several regions... It is sometimes enough to raise the nose on a balcony during a walk, to have a whole piece of history opening in front of us.
In this image the frescoes representing the apocalypse ...
This Orthodox monastery was founded by the hermit Saint Joachim in the 12th century. Like most monasteries, it is composed of several churches, places of life and workshops. Open to the public, the visitor will be amazed by the frescoes of the buildings but also by the wild and peaceful surroundings of the place.
The monument to the Ilinden insurrection
(Formerly known as Makedonium) is a monument located in Krouchevo, Republic of Macedonia. It was inaugurated on 2 August 1974 on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the first ASNOM session and the seventy-first anniversary of the beginning of the Ilinden Insurrection. The monument was designed by Jordan and Iskra Grabulovski. It celebrates the Macedonian nationalist struggle and the eternal desire of the Macedonian people for freedom and an independent state.
Ohrid, an open air museum
With a guide, because history is rich, fascinating, and only a native of the city will know how to tell it to you. And to go with you for a stroll in the park of Galicica,
to enjoy a wild fauna and flora.
Ohrid, jewel of balkan
The city and the lake of the same name, situated on the West of Republic of Macedonia, are classified in the world heritage
sites of Unesco. The cultural (the historic city and the surrounding villages) and natural heritage (the national park of Galicica and the lake ) will enchant the enthusiasts of history and the nature lovers.