Manastir Arhangel Mihail - Varoš
Манастир Архангел Михаил - Варош
Sacred heritage \ Monastery \ Prilep, Macedonia
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Archangel Michael monastery - Varos
The Varosh monastery complex includes foundations of necropolis and settlements from the bronze and iron ages, thermal spas from the Roman period and numerous well preserved cultural-historical monuments from the middles ages.
The most important monuments from the middle ages are the church St. Nikola (built in 1299) with one of the most important master-pieces from that period in Macedonia; the church St. Dimitrija with preserved reign doorways from the 15th century; St. Atanasius; St. Petar and Holy Mother Precista, as well as the monastery St. Archangel Michael. The monastery was built between the rock of Marko's towers, it consists of a church and old monastery inns.
It is believed that the original church was built in the second half of the 12th century, and later on rebuilt. Fragments of the old painting have been preserved, including the frescoes "Christ in front of Pilat", and "The way to Golghota", "Descending from the cross".
The monastery inns were built in the 19th century.
The monastery is significant for its preserved stone pillars from the ancient period discovered in the monastery yard.
One of them bears an inscription with Cyrillic letters from 996, and after the epitaph of Samoil's parents, this is the second inscription preserved with Cyrillic letters.
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