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Byzantine heritage (East MK)

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St. George church (Staro Nagorichane) – it was built on the foundations of an older temple and frescopainted in 1313-131. The original iconostas made of stone pillars, parapet walls and ornamental architrave is still preserved (more info).

St. Nicholas church (Psacha) – the church was built in 1358 and the frescoes which are still preserved were painted in the period of 1366-1371. The frescoes belong to the best work of Macedonian medieval painting.

Lesnovo monastery (Lesnovo) – settled deep in the mountain, the Church St. Archangel Michael within this complex was built in 1341, and fresco-painted in 1345/46 and in 1349. The monastery is known for its manuscript-writing school and the wood-carved iconostasis from 1811, a work of art performed by the Mijak craftsman (more info).

Vodocha monastery  (Vodocha) – the complex consists of the St. Leonhtius church dated around 1096, two monastery baths, a building which probably served as lodgings and a tremendous medieval necropolis with more than 1000 tombs which are the aim of long-term excavations and exploring (more info).

Veljusa monastery (Veljusa) –  the church of Holy Mother of Eleusa within the complex was built in 1080, although the exonarthex was built in the 14th century. The church is important because of its authentic preserved architecture, the mosaic floor, the icon-painting and the original wooden iconostasis (more info).