Saint Nikola Bolnicki Church

Ohrid, North Macedonia

Saint Nikola Bolnicki was built in 1313 with dormitories around them which were used as quarantine stations for visitors of Ohrid. After the coming of the Turks the structure of the city changed and they lost their purpose, so they were turned into hospitals. That is where the name Bolnicki comes from (bolnica - hospital).

The paintings on the walls of the church originate from several periods. Also the figures of St. Clement, St. Nikola and St. Pantelejmon, which are represented in life size, as well as the images of the holy warriors Theodor Tiron and Stralitat are notable. The few icons in the church are also of special value, the most significant being the litian (religious procession) icon dedicated to St. Naum.



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Founded: 1313
Category: Religious sites in North Macedonia

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Дончо Мацкоски (2 years ago)
Well organized, all protocols implemented. Very safe place during pandemic.
Jeans Gagne (3 years ago)
Claudiu (4 years ago)
Beautiful little church a bit farther away from the center so you can be sure not that many tourists will bother your quiet time here. Frescoes were very nice and the whole edifice is very well managed. Yard is colourful and there are people who come here to socialisel giving off very good vibes. Nobody was bothered I was there, they kept to their chitchat. This is a church that is still active, not a museum like most of the other edifices in Ohrid.
Nikolina Dragovic (4 years ago)
Father Saso is great and noble...Beautiful church
Captain Iko (5 years ago)
Lovely little church close to the lake!!! It is nice if you can come to see it and spend some time in here!!! So if you like visiting religious places you can come to see these church and go to the lake!!! Small but nice church and you can take small break in here on the bench in the church yard! !!
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