Monastery of St. Panteleimon - Macedonia
Relish calmness and pleasant tranquility far away of the city noise in a splendid green environment.
Located near the small village of Gorno Nerezi, only 15 minutes away of Skopje, The beautiful Monastery of St. Panteleimon welcomes all those who are looking for peace and tranquility.
The monastery is one of the most beautiful in the country and also the oldest one and the most important. There are evidences which show that it was built in the 12tc century and it was beautifully painted in 1164. The monastery bears the name St. Panteleimon which is known as the protector of health.
The interiror of the monastery is splendid, here you will find outstanding frescoes which are painted to perfection. Some of the most popular fresco paintings are: the Raising of Lazarus, the Entry into Jerusalem, the Presentation of the Mother of God to the Temple, Transfiguration and the Descent from the Cross. These paintings convey emotions and dramatic facial expressions which are unusual for the period when dominant was the Byzantine style of art.
The Monastery of St, Panteleimon is surrounded by beautiful nature, tall trees, various plants and it is fulfilled with freshness which makes it an ideal place for spending great time with company, away of the city noise and traffic.