Treskavec Monastery

Prilep, North Macedonia

The Monastery of Treskavec is situated on the rocky Mount Zlatovrv, 8 km north of Prilep. Built in the 12th century, it currently has only one monk.

The monastery possesses a large collection of Byzantine frescoes. The oldest remaining date from the 15th century.

It was rebuilt in the 14th century by Serbian kings Stefan Milutin and Stefan Dušan. In the mid-16th century it was renovated by knez Dimitrije Pepić (d. 1566) of Kratovo.

The monastery was largely destroyed by a fire in the early 2010s, although the church remaimed untouched. The rebuilding of the monastery is in the last phase, and it is expected for the monastery to open at this year's Orthodox Easter.



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Prilep, North Macedonia
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in North Macedonia

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Andrej Jaušovec (3 months ago)
Nice monastary on top of the hill. They are having renovation, but locals are so nice and they will let you in for a look if you ask them nicely.
Goran Andrevski (3 months ago)
Impressive place on the rocks.
Sergey Davidovich (7 months ago)
This is the best place in Macedonia. If you will miss it, it would be your great failure. Amazing views and peaceful place.
Miroslav Panevski (10 months ago)
Quiet and peaceful. Great view in all directions. The priests are welcoming and the monastery is still in the renovating phase.
Nenad Pivko (12 months ago)
Holy place since ancient times. The position itself is in a strategic position, the view it offers cannot be explained it words.
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