Leshok Monastery - Macedonia
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Located on the south-east side of the Shar Mountain, only 8 kilometres away of Tetovo, the Leshok Monastery is a beautiful complex which welcomes all those who love peace, outstanding nature and relaxation.
The complex of Leshok Monastery involves the Monastery Church of St. Atanasij which was built in 1335 and the Holy Mother of God Church which dates back to the 13th century. According to some researches there were 77 churches and monasteries in and around Leshok and today the most popular of them is the Church of Holy Mother of God which is a beautiful example of splendid Byzantine architectural style. Furthermore, the church prides itself on splendid frescoes which possess historical value and which originate from different periods. The most popular fresco is called 'Judgment Day'.
Its excellent location and the pleasant climate make the Leshok Monastery one of the most visited moonasteres in Macedonia, a place where all visitors enjoy fresh air, tranquil environment and magnificent natural beauties.
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