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I stayed a night in The House of the Mijaks so I decided to visit the Monastery the next morning. It's a nice place to visit and see how people live in a monastery. It can be pretty busy between 11 and 14, when lot...More
This “hotel” is, in a beautiful location being built on the side of high, steeply sloping hills. It is, however, rather too steep for walking, and it is quite a long way from civilisation.
Rather basic as you might expect in a monastery I suppose...More
In the national park of Mavrovo in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia near the main road Ohrid-Skopje lies this beautiful monastery. Particularly of artistic value is the wooden temple, the despot and the pulpit. I have not seen anything similar in the Balkans. It...More
My esteemed spouse and I have had the opportunity to explore many monasteries in Macedonia and this one, by far, is our favorite. As you drive up the mountain the trees close in on you and the air gets cool and fresh..and then, you're there.The...More
A muezzin was calling for pray from the neighboring village when we arrive. In the same time monks started to sing in the monastery, it was amazing.
The complex is huge and some part is newly rebuilt (after the fire), the church is really nice,...More
The monastery is high up in the mountains, when going here be sure to take a car that can go up on the high mountains. The architecture is amazing but also the view. There isn't anything else around so plan other activities as well for...More
The Monastery of Saint Jovan Bigorski is a Macedonian Orthodox monastery located in the western part of Macedonia, near the road connecting the towns of Debar and Gostivar. The monastery church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist.