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Skopje, Macedonia

Wooden church. Temple which is recognized by the impressive iconostasis made of carving wood, 4.5 meters high and 10 meters long. The crucifixion itself is 7 meters high. Beautiful woodcuts are the bishop’s throne, pulpit, and icon stands. One of the most beautiful works made by the masters of woodcarving school, and according to painting manuals that helped enrich the sacred object with geographical ornaments,biblical and floral motifs. It is made together with the icons in the church, in the middle of the 19th century. Besides the Baroque, Renaissance, Gothic and naturalistic motifs, this masterpiece uses motifs from Islamic art. Inside the stone sarcophagus, in the church, lies one of the greatest Macedonian revolutionaries and freedom fighters against Ottoman oppression, Goce Delchev. The temple is near Kale, in the Old Bazaar in downtown Skopje.

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