Plaošnik and St. Clement’s Church Saint Panteleimon

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Plaošnik or simply Plaoš (Macedonian: Плаошник, Плаош) is an archaeological site and holy place in Ohrid, 250 meters below Samuil's Fortress. In the future, the whole complex will have konaks (mansions) as in the time of Saint Clement of Ohrid, together with several surrounding objects.

St. Clement’s Church was built by St.Clement in 893 year on the foundation of the early Christian basilica, and dedicated to St.Panteleimon. It was here that the Ohrid Literary School, a center of Slavonic literary and cultural activity where it was educated more than 3,500 disciples. St. Clement was buried in this monastery, in the tomb which was built by his hands. After the advent of the Ottoman Turks, St. Clement’s Church was converted into a mosque, known as the Imaret Mosque, of which only a small enclosure remains. The mosque was built as an endowment and a memorial by Sinan Chelebi, member of the distinguished Turkish family of the Ohrizade. Apart from the monastery's many reconstructions during the Ottoman empire, it has recently undergone extensive reconstruction and excavation. Reconstruction started on 8 December 2000 and the physical church was fully reconstructed by 10 August 2002. Most of Saint Clement's relics were returned to the church.

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Santi.Rguezb on February 10, 2012

Una toma fantástica! La iglesia es preciosa y su foto me encanta!

Saludos, Santi

АЙРАТ ХАЙРЕТДИНОВ on February 20, 2012

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Best wishes from Macedonia.

Anupam Mukherjee on February 20, 2014

Wonderful photograph!!

YSL 37/151

Greetings, Anupam

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