8 Sights in Ohrid, North Macedonia (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Ohrid, North Macedonia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Ohrid, North Macedonia.

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1. Свети Климент Охридски

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Saint Clement of Ohrid was one of the first medieval Bulgarian saints, scholar, writer and enlightener of the Slavs. He was one of the most prominent disciples of Saints Cyril and Methodius and is often associated with the creation of the Glagolitic and Cyrillic scripts, especially their popularisation among Christianised Slavs. He was the founder of the Ohrid Literary School and is regarded as a patron of education and language by some Slavic people. He is considered to be the first bishop of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, one of the Seven Apostles of Bulgarian Orthodox Church and one of the premier saints of modern Bulgaria. The mission of Saint Clement was the crucial factor which transformed the Slavs in Macedonia into Bulgarians. Saint Clement is also the patron saint of North Macedonia, the city of Ohrid and the Macedonian Orthodox Church.

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2. Свети Кирил и Методиј

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St. Cyril and Methodius - a Macedonian brothers from Thessaloniki in the 9th century, who became missionaries of Christianity between the Slavs of great Moravia and Panonia. Through their work they influenced the cultural development of all Slavs, which gave the title of the Slavs apostles. They are credited with extinguishing the Glagolitic, the first alphabet used to prescribe the Old Slavic language. After their death, their students continue their work and activity between the Slavs. The two brothers are respected in the Eastern Orthodox Church as saints with the title equal to the apostles. In 1880, Pope Leo XIII introduced their fame on the calendar of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1980, John Paul II declared them a consequence of Europe, along with Benedict Nursij.

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3. Свети Наум Охридски Чудотворец

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Свети Наум Охридски Чудотворец
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Saint Naum, also known as Naum of Ohrid or Naum of Preslav was a medieval Bulgarian writer, enlightener, one of the Seven Apostles of the First Bulgarian Empire and missionary among the Slavs. He was among the disciples of Saints Cyril and Methodius and is associated with the creation of the Glagolitic and Cyrillic script. Naum was among the founders of the Pliska Literary School. Afterwards Naum worked at the Ohrid Literary School. He was among the first saints declared by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church after its foundation in the 9th century. The mission of Saint Naum played significant role by transformation of the local Slavs into Bulgarians.

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4. Антички театар

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The Ancient theatre of Ohrid of the Hellenistic period is located in Ohrid, North Macedonia. It was built in 200 BC and is the only Hellenistic-type theatre in the country as the other three in Scupi, Stobi and Heraklea Lynkestis are from Roman times. It is unclear how many people the original theater used to seat, as only the lower section still exists. The open theater has a perfect location: the two hills that surround it keep it protected from winds that could interfere with acoustics during performances.

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5. Св. Климент и Пантелејмон

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The Church of Saints Clement and Panteleimon is a Byzantine church situated on Plaošnik in Ohrid, North Macedonia. It is attributed to Saint Clement of Ohrid, a disciple of Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius. Archaeologists have come to believe that the church is located on the site where the first students of the Glagolitic alphabet were taught into the First Bulgarian Empire.

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6. Самуилова тврдина

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Samuel's Fortress is a fortress in the old town of Ohrid, North Macedonia. It was the capital of the First Bulgarian Empire during the rule of Tsar Samuel of Bulgaria at the turn of the 11th century. Today, this historical monument is a major tourist attraction and was heavily restored in 2003 with the addition of entirely new battlements where none had survived.

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7. Плаошник

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Плаошник
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Plaošnik or simply Plaoš is an archaeological site and holy place in Ohrid, 250 meters below Samuil's Fortress. In the future, the whole complex will have konaks (mansions) as in the time of Saint Clement of Ohrid, together with several surrounding objects.

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8. Црква „Пресвета Богородица Перивлептос“

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The Most Holy Mother of God attracts - a church located in the city of Ohrid, built before 1295. The frescoes in the narthex, in addition to other individuals, mentions the persecution of Zgur and the year of "raising", ie the frescoes of the Church, 1295.

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