The monastery of St. Joakim of Osogovo is set amongst verdant woods near town of Kriva Palanka. It was founded in the 12th century and had always been an important cultural, religious and educational center. The most impressive wall paintings were done by Dimitar Andonov Papradishki and its frescoes are especially characteristic of the 19th century.
The monastery complex includes the two temples of St. Joakim of Osogovo and Holy Mother of God, a three-story dormitory, bell tower with a charnel house at the bottom, passage building, summer garden and kitchen, tile-building or watch-house, new dormitories and a residency of the Head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church.
Nowadays, art colonies, scientific gatherings and seminars are regularly organized in this complex.