Polog Monastery

Kavadarci, North Macedonia

On the shore of the Tikves lake (very close to Pravednik village) is the Monastery Polog and the church St. George, a significant monument of culture from 14th century richly decorated with frescoes. Built in the first half of 14th century, in the foothills of Mount Visesnica, nowadays it is on the left bank of Tikves Lake. It is assumed that it dates back to 9th century because the architectural style is very similar to the architectural style of the churches of Ohrid.

Church, standing alone in the beautifully arranged rose garden, was built in a shape of naval construction, with a dome on eight-sided tambour and three-apse from outside. The church is made of stone and bricks, with a nave and porch. The interior of the church is entirely picturesque. It is famous for its 14 century frescos, and even more for the church chandeliers carved in wood, dating from 1492, which is the oldest dated woodcut in Macedonia. Very impressive is the large iconostasis cross with crucifixion made of wood carving in 1584. The throne icons of St. Mary (St. Bogorodica) dating from 1649, 'Jesus Christ – the Savoir with the apostles”, from the beginning of 16 century, as well as the royal gates originating from the end of the century, are of great value.

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

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Mike (4 years ago)
Serbian Orthodox Monastery built by Serbian Biggest Emperor Dusan Silni Nemanjic in 14th century, Serbian territory was over whole Balkans to Greece on south and Hungary on north??☦
The ZooKeeper (4 years ago)
Polog Monastery - the pearl of Tikvesh. It is located near the former village of Polosko, which after the creation of Lake Tikvesh along the valley of the river Crna was submerged and today, the monastery can be reached only by water - it is necessary to pass 12 km by boat. The church was built in 1340 and is dedicated to "St. George the Victorious". In the church there was a polyelal or church chandelier which was carved in wood and which is also the oldest carving in Macedonia, dating from 1492. The fresco painting in the monastery is a perfection in the Macedonian medieval art!
TheOrestian (5 years ago)
This is the wrong location of the Polog monastery. The exact location should be sought at 3.5 km to the south. It has a marker.
Tale Joldasev (6 years ago)
Simply AMAZING !!!
Stoјan Nikolovski (12 years ago)
Polog Monastery, Tikves Lake... On the shore of the Tikves lake (very close to Pravednik village) is the Monastery Polog and the church St. Gjorgi, a significant monument of culture from 14th century richly decorated with frescoes. Built in the first half of 14th century, 20 km southwest of Kavadarci, in the foothills of Mount Visesnica, nowadays it is on the left bank of Tikves Lake. The area can be accessed by boat only. It is assumed that it dates back to 9th century because the architectural style is very similar to the architectural style of the churches of Ohrid. Church, standing alone in the beautifully arranged rose garden, was built in a shape of naval construction, with a dome on eight-sided tambour and three-apse from outside. The church is made of stone and bricks, with a nave and porch. The interior of the church is entirely picturesque. It is famous for its 14 century frescos, and even more for the church chandeliers carved in wood, dating from 1492, which is the oldest dated woodcut in Macedonia. Very impressive is the large iconostasis cross with crucifixion made of wood carving in 1584. The throne icons of St. Mary (St. Bogorodica) dating from 1649, "Jesus Christ – the Savoir with the apostles”, from the beginning of 16 century, as well as the royal gates originating from the end of the century, are of great value.
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