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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most impressive monastry in the Macedonian Orthodox tradition. The icons and the wood carvings were amazing.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Very nice monastery and scenic grounds. It is part of the national park so the views on the way in and out are very scenic.

Thank mikel12323
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Niko M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

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

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 21 September 2017

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

Thank pappavangelis
Reviewed 22 August 2017

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

Thank acandkc
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Whether you are on a spiritual tour or just sightseeing, this place should be on your list. Try to schedule your visit in accordance with their activities so you can have a talk with some of Monks.

Thank Zlatko L
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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

Thank Kemeny
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

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

Thank AnetaSmile
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

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.

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