Welcome to the Female Monastery "St. Archangel Michael" in Berovo

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The Monastery “St. Archangel Michael”, located at the exit from Berovo leading to the dam and the lake, was built in the period 1815-1818.The first nuns were the daughter-in-law and the daughter of Friar Risto, a son-in-law of Friar Peco. They had their monastic tonsure (removal of the hair of the head) with a blessing from the Rila Monastery's abbott. Eugenia I was the first abbess of the monastery. At its peak, in the first half of the XX century, the monastery numbered up to sixty nuns, with a rich and developed economy, a theological seminary, a weaving mill, and the first single-phase hydro-power plant in this area was in the monastery. The women monastery within the church played an important role in World War II, as well as in making people literate, since it was exactly there where the first cell school was opened, a period from which a number of old books have been preserved, subject to respect and admiration among the contemporary generations.

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Comments (14)

Dobrosav Ciric on April 5, 2012

Izuzetno lep snimak,pozdrav Bibac.

Very good composition! Like!

Finn Lyngesen flfoto… on April 9, 2012

Nice colorful capture. LIKE :o)

Greetings. Finn

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on April 10, 2012

Very nice shot and interesting place. Good explanation.L 3. Best regards, Canpao

Excellent dear friend!!!!!!!!!!!!

And of course i Like it!

Good afternoon from Greece-Piraeus.


Tomros on April 10, 2012

Hello Stojan, Successful photo! mysterious mood!

like ♥ 5.

greetings, Tomas from Toronto

NickolayR on April 11, 2012


Слободан Чавић on April 12, 2012

Interesantan kadar i odlična fotografija... Like!

Bernardo Nieuwland on April 13, 2012

Thank You! I love monasteries!



Greetings from Peru


Stojan Toshe Nikolov… on April 14, 2012

Dear Panoramio Friends,

Многу ви благодарам, muchas gracias, heel erg bedankt, どうもありがとうございました, köszönöm szépen, merci beaucoup, vielen dank, شكرا جزيلا, grazie mille, σας ευχαριστώ πολύ, большое спасибо, hvala vam vrlo mnogo, 非常感謝您, muito obrigado, ขอบคุณมาก, děkuji moc, dziękuję bardzo, много ви благодаря, velice vám děkuji, mulţumesc mult, çok teşekkür ederim, shumë falemnderit, liels paldies... thank you very much... for your visit, beautiful comments and your kind praise.

Best wishes from Macedonia.

Anna Stasielowicz on April 14, 2012

Very nice work, good composition and shot.


Best greetings, truskawka

INKA on April 18, 2012

Beautiful composition,interesting place !


I saw your post on Avatar, I'm impressed .......

It is very important to me the words, too.

Suzen N on April 19, 2012

Ama imate ,priqtelyu,to ne sa planini,gori,manastiri ,istoriq,fotograf da si v taya Makedoniq.Eh..Suzen,Bulgaria

Lloret on September 13, 2012

fantastic location, LIKE and FAVORITE

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