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We spent a little time listening to a talk about the origin of the icons and a demo of how they're made. By about half way thru, I was ready to leave. If you love religious icons, go. Otherwise, spend your time elsewhere.
Fortunately the Ottomans plastered over these beautiful Fresco's, which helped to preserve them. They have now been painstakingly restored, and look fresh despite centuries of exposure. The illustrations of biblical motives are so clear that you can interpret the images yourself. But a guide can...More
Ohcrid us not a museum town but the icon gallery is a beautiful small museum that should not be missed! Most icons are from the 14 century, beautifully painted, a lot with gold decoration, we were really impressed.Most of them are from the near by...More
Usual 100 DMK admission fee to see centuries of icon(ic) art. Some pieces are inevitably more significant / better preserved / visually more pleasing than others, although all have descriptions (also in English). There is no real "background" info; a short panel detailing the history...More