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Monastery In Vodoca

Strumica, Macedonia

Magnificent medieval center of the metropolitans in Strumica. Monastery that holds the remnants of several ancient churches since the 7th century, on whose foundations is built the beautiful temple dedicated to the saint Leontius in the 11th century, and to Eleusa. This is a site where more than 1,000 medieval tombs were discovered alongside with jewelry and ceramics from the 14th century - one of the richest archaeological sites in Macedonia. The paintings are dating from the 10th century and are still preserved in part. Some of the frescoes, masterpieces of Byzantine art style, are similar to those of the ancient Ohrid Archbishopric St. Sofia. Today, the monastery is open to visitors and they have quarters for monks and residential quarters for the visitors.

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