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


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Explore interesting sights in Ohrid, North Macedonia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Ohrid, North Macedonia.

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1. St. John Kaneo

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Saint John the Theologian, Kaneo or simply Saint John at Kaneo is a Macedonian Orthodox church situated on the cliff over Kaneo Beach overlooking Lake Ohrid in the city of Ohrid, North Macedonia. The church is dedicated to John of Patmos, the writer of Revelation, who has been by some considered to be the same person as John the Apostle. The construction date of the church remains unknown but documents detailing the church property suggest that it was built before the year 1447. Archaeologists believe that the church was constructed some time before the rise of the Ottoman Empire very likely in the 13th century. Restoration work in 1964 led to the discovery of frescoes in its dome.

Wikipedia: Church of St. John at Kaneo (EN)

2. Ancient Theatre

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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.

Wikipedia: Ancient Theatre of Ohrid (EN)

3. Monument St. Clement Ohridski

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Monument St. Clement Ohridski Yane Bakreski / CC BY-SA 4.0

Clement or Kliment of Ohrid was one of the first medieval Bulgarian saints, scholar, writer, and apostle to the Slavs. He was one of the most prominent disciples of 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 since the 10th century, and one of the premier saints of modern Bulgaria. The mission of Clement was the crucial factor which transformed the Slavs in then Kutmichevitsa into Bulgarians. Clement is also the patron saint of North Macedonia, the city of Ohrid and the Macedonian Orthodox Church.

Wikipedia: Clement of Ohrid (EN)

4. Monuments of Saints Cyril and Methodius

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Monuments of Saints Cyril and Methodius

St. Cyril and Methodius were Macedonian brothers from Thessaloniki in the 9th century, who became missionaries of Christianity between the Slavs of Greater Moravia and Panonia. Through their work, they influenced the cultural development of all Slavs, which is why they won the title of Apostles of the Slavs. They are credited with inventing the verb, the first alphabet used to prescribe the Old Slavic language. After their deaths, their disciples continued 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 glory to the Roman Catholic Church calendar. In 1980, John Paul II declared them co-protectors of Europe, along with Benedict Nursian.

Wikipedia: Св. Кирил и Методиј (MK)

5. Monument to St. Naum of Ohrid

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Monument to St. Naum of Ohrid

Naum (Bulgarian and Macedonian: Свети Наум, Sveti Naum, also known as Naum of Ohrid or Naum of Preslav, was a medieval Bulgarian writer and missionary among the Slavs, considered one of the Seven Apostles of the First Bulgarian Empire. He was among the disciples of 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 Naum played significant role by transformation of the local Early Slavs into Bulgarians.

Wikipedia: Saint Naum (EN)

6. St. Clement and Panteleimon

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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 in the First Bulgarian Empire.

Wikipedia: Church of Saints Clement and Panteleimon (EN)

7. Samuil's Fortress

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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.

Wikipedia: Samuel's Fortress, Ohrid (EN)

8. Church of Holy Mother of God Perivleptos

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The Holy Virgin Mary Privleptos is a church located in the city of Ohrid, built before 1295. The fresco in nartex, among other personalities, mentions The Persecution of Zgur and the year of "erecting", i.e. the painting of the church, 1295.

Wikipedia: Црква „Пресвета Богородица Перивлептос“ - Охрид (MK)

9. Plaoshnik

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PlaoshnikThis illustration was made by Rašo. An email to Rašo would be appreciated too. / CC BY-SA 3.0

Plaošnik or simply Plaoš is an archaeological site and holy place in Ohrid, North Macedonia, located 250 meters below Samuil's Fortress. The site is in the process of being restored to its original condition.

Wikipedia: Plaošnik (EN)


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