From the beginning of VI century the Slavs started passing the river Danube more frequently devastating and robbing the rich Byzantine towns, fortresses and villages, penetrating even the interior of the Balkan peninsula.read more
A polyconched church from the early Christian period is located north from the Monastery of St. Clement’s compound. Its monumentality, architecture and splendid mosaics distinct it from all discovered Early Christian basilicas in the region of Ohrid. It is unknown to whom it was devoted.read more
The contemporary city of Ohrid is a descendant of the antique town of Lychnidos.read more
The library was founded in 1944 with a modest stock of 150,000 items. Its activity has its foundations in the rich tradition of literature and libraries on Macedonian soil. The patron saint, Clement of Ohrid (830-916), established the first monastic library in Ohrid.read more
The Park covers an area of 227 km2 between the Lakes of Ohrid and Prespa, and it stretches in a meridian direction.read more
There are four national parks protected by law in Macedonia covering an area of 130,000 hectares.
Given that the Balkan Peninsula is named after a mountain located in its centre, Mt. Stara Planina (“Old Mountain”), and that Macedonia covers its central regions, it seems obvious enough that Macedonia must be a mountainous country.
Macedonian painters gallery, presented by VMacedonia.com
Lazar Lichenoski was one of the first Slavic expressionist painters and one of the most authentic Macedonian painters of landscape, in which he imported folk elements as well.
Ajvar is popular appetizer made of roasted paprika, ripe tomatoes. Ajvar is a seasonal dish in Macedonia, always made in late summer and early autumn.
Salvador Dali stated that Vangel Naumovski was a “painter from a fairy tale.”
Nikola Martinoski is the founder of contemporary Macedonian art. Biography and gallery of paintings.
Sharplaninec is a breed of Antiquity, believed by many to be one of, if not the oldest true Molosser in the World.
Most people believe that Strumica was named after a beautiful young woman named Struma. The Tomb of Struma is located in the village of Veljusa. There are few legends who actually Struma was. One of them says Struma was King Marko’s sister.
Stip is the largest textile production center in the country; Center of the fashion industry in Macedonia, as well as the location of the sole public university in eastern Macedonia, Goce Delcev University of Stip .
Kratovo is known for its many reminders from the past. One of its symbols are its stone towers. Once there were twelve of them, but now there are only six towers remaining (Saat or Clock Tower, Simić, Krstev, Eminbeg, Zlatković and Hadži Kostov Tower). The towers were built in late Middle Ages, starting from late 14th century and were used not only for protection but also as storage rooms.
Kumanovo is situated in the northeastern part of the Macedonia, near the capital city of Skopje. The coordinates of the city are approximately 42°05’N and 21°40’E. Kumanovo lies 340 metres (1,115 feet) above sea level.