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Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski

Hwy E65 Mavrovo National Park, Gostivar, Republic of Macedonia
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Hwy E65 Mavrovo National Park, Gostivar, Republic of Macedonia
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This “hotel” is, in a beautiful location being built on the side of high, steeply sloping hills. It is, however, rather too steep for walking, and it is quite a long way from civilisation. Rather basic as you might expect in a monastery I suppose...More

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 21 September 2017

In the national park of Mavrovo in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia near the main road Ohrid-Skopje lies this beautiful monastery. Particularly of artistic value is the wooden temple, the despot and the pulpit. I have not seen anything similar in the Balkans. It...More

Thank pappavangelis
Reviewed 22 August 2017

My esteemed spouse and I have had the opportunity to explore many monasteries in Macedonia and this one, by far, is our favorite. As you drive up the mountain the trees close in on you and the air gets cool and fresh..and then, you're there.The...More

Thank acandkc
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Whether you are on a spiritual tour or just sightseeing, this place should be on your list. Try to schedule your visit in accordance with their activities so you can have a talk with some of Monks.

Thank Zlatko L
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A muezzin was calling for pray from the neighboring village when we arrive. In the same time monks started to sing in the monastery, it was amazing. The complex is huge and some part is newly rebuilt (after the fire), the church is really nice,...More

Thank Kemeny
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The monastery is high up in the mountains, when going here be sure to take a car that can go up on the high mountains. The architecture is amazing but also the view. There isn't anything else around so plan other activities as well for...More

Thank AnetaSmile
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The Monastery of Saint Jovan Bigorski is a Macedonian Orthodox monastery located in the western part of Macedonia, near the road connecting the towns of Debar and Gostivar. The monastery church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

Thank Letsseetheworld13
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This was part of our transfer tour from Tirana to Skopje. We were very glad to make the visit. The route to it through mavrovo national park was beautiful.

Thank samcevoy
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Sveti Jovan Bigorski (St John of Bigor) is inside Mavrovo NP. The guide books often describe it as a fairytale complex in nature's beauty spot; this is deservedly so. It's a beautiful place to visit. The road views to there are great and they would...More

2  Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The beautiful setting of the Monastery and unusual architectural forms of the particular objects, that`s the strengths of this place. The visit inside does not make such a strong impression. Anyway, if you step in Mavrovo National Park, do not miss this historic monument.

1  Thank laserkid
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