Sacred heritage \ Monastery \ Struga, Macedonia
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The Kalista monastery complex - Holy Mother of God, is located on the shore of the Ohrid lake, in a beatuful rocky area, south of Kalista village. The monastery is located in the village of Kalista (30 km from the town of Ohrid) on the western edge of Lake Ohrid, toward Albania. It hosts one of the most important Church in the rock of the Lake.
Central place in the Kalista monastery complex takes the new church Holy Mother of God, renovated in 1977 (over an older 17th century church). Today, there's a very important icon is kept, where the Holy Mother of God is painted woth Black face and clothing, holding in her hands the Black Jesus.
The oldest part of the Kalista monastery is an cave church, built in the 13th century, deep into a rock.
Close to the Holy Mother of God church is the other smaller church dedicated to Saint Peter and Paul (built in 1990). From its basin flow water, which according the local can heal several diseaseс and spell.
Now the monastery complex includs another church and the residentials buildings. In the Monastery is possible to buy souvenirs.
On the way to Elen Kamen settlement, which is on south, you can visit the
Saint Atanasius cave monastery.
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