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Sveti Naum Monastery

Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Ohrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Zagreb, Croatia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I spent one hour enjoying the beauty of this magical place. Wish I had more time...Most warmly recommended!

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Moscow, Russia
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285 attraction reviews
345 helpful votes 345 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have a bit of mixed feelings about this attraction. On one hand, it is a revered place of spiritual enlightenment, on the other hand, you can see hints of a great mass of people rolling in and out during summer. Thus I have to say I'm very glad I've visited it off-season and saw the church of the monastery... More

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Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands
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94 reviews 94 reviews
43 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

A very busy place. Many tourist shops that sell the same crap like in al the tourist towns. It is not authentic anymore. Disappointing.

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sweden
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104 reviews 104 reviews
21 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Beautiful boat ride from Ohrid town. The springs were amazing and the restaurant on the clear water was so nice that it felt unreal. The actual monastery was bleak in comparison.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Either drive or take a boat ride here, it is a beautiful place to spend the day. There is a beach, beautiful restaurants and of course the St.Naum monastery with its magnificent views, history and religious significance. While there it is very nice to take a boat trip with the small boats - either with the guide talking or just... More

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Uithoorn, The Netherlands
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12 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

As there is little of the original monastery left all I can say is that it has been restored beautifully. What was well worth the time was a (rowing) boat trip across the small lakes, where several springs combine to flow into lake Ohrid. Crystal clear water, I too some very nice pictures there.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a beautiful place of pilgrimage and tourism--there is just one monk living there, and the monastery quarters are largely now a hotel and restaurant. But perhaps as a result of the hotel, there are quite a few things maintained in a more attractive way, such as the gardens, which are lovely, and the flock of peacocks. Outside the... More

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Gainesville
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I found this a monastery a bit of a let down. Sofia in Ohrid is more interesting inside, and there are others more picturesquely situated. Yes, it's a nice monastery, the peacocks add to the atmosphere, and there are fine views to the lake, but is it really worth the hype? There are lots of souvenir shops that add to... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

An incredible experience that humbles you. One of the oldest churches in Europe, dedicated to one of the men who created the Cyrillic alphabet-language. The inside walls have markings from over 1,000 years ago. Beautiful location.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Extremely beautiful complex with great historical value and gorgeous peacocks. I was blown off my feet when I decided to take the 20 min little boat ride along the natural springs. Its so beautiful, the water so clear, so rich, for me no words could describe was I was feeling and how beautiful it was. I wanted my entire family... More

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