Saint Archangel Michael cave church, Radozda

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Pešterska crkva Sveti Arhangel Mihail
Пештерска црква Свети Архангел Михаил

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Saint Archangel Michael cave church


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  location & map Saint Archangel Michael cave church

elevation / altitude
729 meters
distance
9.00 km from main square / Struga
latitude / longitude
41°6′16″N, 20°37′55″E


  about Saint Archangel Michael cave church

The cave church dedicated to the Leader of the Heavenly Forces, Archangel Michael was built in the natural caves high in the rocks in one of the most beautiful areas on the west coast of Lake Ohrid, above the village of Radozda.
Saint Archangel Michael cave church got today’s architectural look in the 14th century when also it was decorated inside with fresco painting.
Most of the discovered frescos originate from the 14th century But there is a known preserved composition of 13 century, which depicts "The Miracle in Hona" - painted in honour of the patron who is committed to the church. The little church is unique and from locals you will learn that at the time of the first and Second World War, the locals were hiding in the church and thus avoided the bombings, which were often due to village closeness to the Albanian border.



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