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  • Monastery Treskavec

Monastery Treskavec

Name: Monastery Treskavec

Location: Prilep Area


It was built in the 13th century. There were early-Christian (4-5th century) shrines on the site before the current monastery was built. Ancient Hellenic marble monuments from around 3rd century B.C have been discovered on site.

It is at an altitude of 1280m, just below the Golden Peak (altitude 1422m).

It only became reachable by car in 2013, when asphalt road was built. Before that visitors reached it mostly by foot. Some of the rocks along the trails were carved over the centuries to help climbers. According to some of the legends, the carved rocks quaked when sinners stepped on them.

Due to its inaccessibility, it has been considered as one of the more mysterious places in the country.

The drive up to the mountain is breathtaking and somewhat frightening. Not recommended to novice drivers.

The oldest preserved fresco in the monastery is from the 14th century. One of the frescos presents a rare depiction of Christ as a young boy.

The view from the monastery plateau is definitely among the top 3 most-spectacular in North Macedonia.

The monastery konaks (dormitories) burned several times over time, most recently in 2013.

Renowned Macedonian film director Milcho Manchevski was particularly inspired by the winding road going up to the monastery. It can be seen in his films.





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