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Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski

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Hwy E65 Mavrovo National Park, Gostivar, Republic of North Macedonia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Liked the atmosphere around the place but once there the visit is over in a few minutes as there isn't much to do. 10 euros for a family of 4 is a bit excessive but I guess they need to make some money for their...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank geomang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely amazing experience. We stopped (linger detour) on way to the Skopje airport. It was serene and breathtaking. Would definitely recommend the experience. Ran into other US citizens while there. Pretty cool.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

The monastery is worth to visit, it's impressive. Monastery buildings restored outside and inside with stunning chapel inside, and beautiful icons all around. You can have a walk around all complex of buildings and also you can talk with some people there. In the yard,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

You can get to the monastery on the way from Skopje to Ohrid. Very well preserved frescoes, and the monastery buildings restored outside and inside. There is a hotel and restaurant section in it. From the monastery's terrace you have a wonderful view of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

We stopped at this monastery on a transfer between Skopje and Ohrid. Entry cost MKD 120. It was busy as it was a Sunday and there was a wedding going on there, so the car park was full and our driver had to drop us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

The monastery is many things apart from stunning. It has a sublime location with fabulous views. Despite the activity of people coming and going (there was a wedding the day I visited - an added bonus) it remained peaceful and calming. The gardens add to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Glen63
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Although it may not look much at first this monastery is worth the visit. The chapel inside is absolutely stunning with beautiful icons all around. See the strange lights made of ostrich eggs. Entrance is free.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nickyportugal
Reviewed July 10, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jan R
Reviewed June 8, 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mikel12323
Reviewed May 28, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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