Treskavec Monastery, Prilep

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The Monastery of Treskavec (Macedonian: Манастир Трескавец), or St. Bogorodica, is a monastery situated on the rocky Mount Zlatovrv, 8 km north of Prilep, in North Macedonia. Built in the 12th century, it currently has only one monk.
The monastery possesses a large collection of Byzantine frescoes. The oldest remaining date from the 15th century.

It was rebuilt in the 14th century by Serbian kings Stefan Milutin and Stefan Dušan. In the mid-16th century it was renovated by knez Dimitrije Pepić (d. 1566) of Kratovo.
The monastery was largely destroyed by a fire in the early 2010s, although the church remaimed untouched. The rebuilding of the monastery is in the last phase, and it is expected for the monastery to open at this year's Orthodox Easter.
The monastery was the burial place of Serbian noblemen Dabiživ Čihorić and Gradislav Borilović.
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  • Perched upon a mountain outcrop, outside Prilep ,the monastery opens a fine view of the plains below (all the way to Sv Preobrazheni Monastery, I believe), that in itself makes the detour well worth.....  more »
  • While the mountain-top location is impressive, the monastery is currently a construction site. Not worth visiting until the renovation has been substantially completed—which is going to be a while...  more »

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