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If you are interested in churches, this is a must see. Understated outside. The Ottomans' ruled that churches had be lower than mosques. So this one went underground. Terrific icons. Interesting wood carvings. Magnificant painted ceilings.
The church is maintained as it was build, in a very understated outward appearance. This is because when the Ottoman’s controlled Skopje they allowed the church to be built, but it could not outshine the mosques. So Holy Savior is a one story church with...More
This is a small church, and extremely difficult to find. (Try to track down a hidden courtyard between the Old Bazaar and Kale Fortress. Look for a small wooden door that opens to a courtyard.) . . . . The highlight is the beautiful wood...More
the site is near the fortress . the "tour" of the church is about 20 minutes . yes the church is pretty yes the carvings inside are amazing the best part of it was the guide we had :D . small guy gave us a...More
Situated above the old bazaar and underneath the mosque, this church is a lovely place to contemplate. The church was allowed to have a tower provided it did not exceed the height of the minaret of the nearby mosque. You go down some steep steps...More
This was difficult to find in the old town but was well worth the effort searching. The courtyard is a nice place to sit and cool down on the hot day we visited. The church is small but very ornate especially with wood carvings. We...More
Unfortunately i tried to visit the place on a monday and i was told it was closed as it is a museum. But there were two other potential visitors, a macedonian man and his foreign guest. I saw the caretaker carrying a key to open...More
3* only because it was closed Sunday afternoon and Monday. Skopje is a disaster Sunday to Monday! The attendant who spoke very good English explained all the history and how beautiful it was ... and how it was closed on Monday like everything else. But...More