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Beautiful setting, kind monks, free entrance

Ancient monastery with ancinet fresco (14th and 17th century). Last 500 meter after the car park is... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Purobi
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San Francisco
Beautiful monastery with excellent view to Pelagonia

Wonderful day with my family in one of the most beautiful monastery in Macedonia. A beautiful... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Tinoalek
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Kicevo, Republic of Macedonia
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Manastir Sveto Preobrazhenije-Zrze | Prilepsko, Prilep 7500, Republic of Macedonia
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Ancient monastery with ancinet fresco (14th and 17th century). Last 500 meter after the car park is a steep hike but it is worth it. The chapel is small, intimate and the monk who was there while we were visiting was very kind. He explained...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Purobi
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful day with my family in one of the most beautiful monastery in Macedonia. A beautiful courtyard with tables and chairs where you can make a nice picnic. It is located on a hill above the village with the same name, Zrze. My recommendation for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We visited during a time when it was meant to be open but it was all locked up. We were very disappointed as we came specially to see it. The road to reach it is a long way off the main road and is single...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank fjane84
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Highly recommend. This Monastery is a hidden gem. It is an oasis with amazing views of the plains below.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Zrze has been an important outpost since the 4th century. The Romans had a citadel and Basilica at this site because of its commanding view of the entire region surrounding Prilep. The first monks arrived in the 7th century and lived in caves below where...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

This was the highlight of my trip. The drive (from Mavrovo) was amazing - mountains, small villages, tiny road through middle of nowhere. The monastery is on a hill but there is a car park nearby and not a big climb to the monastery. The...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic location, great frescos and a breathtaking views of Prilep and the rest of Macedonia. Loved it!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Pizza L
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Zrze Monastery is the Manastir Sveto Preobrazhenije- of the Virgin MAry... peaceful place with so much nice nature around.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Silvana J
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We drove to the Zrze Monastery from Skopje with a quick tour / visit to Prilep en route. The drive through the countryside from Ropotovo village to Zrze village (8km) was wonderful - from the dozen storks in their nests tending to their young to...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

We found this monastery by chance and it was the best monastery we seen in Macedonia (and we seen a lot of them:)). A friendly monk told us about history, answered all our questions and even made us a homemade chamomile tea, that tasted great....More

Date of experience: May 2016
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