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St. Clement’s ChurchMain article: Saint Panteleimon, Ohrid The church was built by St.Clement in 893 year on the foundation of an 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 own 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.[2]

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.

Baptistery On Plaošnik has been discovered the baptistery of the five aisle basilica with hooked crosses (swastikas) on the mosaic floors which date from the period between 4th and 6th century. It is assumed that this early Christian basilica at Plaoshnik upon which the Kliment’s monastery was built in the 9th century, was dedicated to St. Paul, the apostle. In Lichnid (present day Ohrid), the apostle Paul preached Christianity in the 1st century A.D.[3]

On 10 October 2007, a deposit of approximately 2,383 Venetian coins was discovered by archaeologists while excavating the monastery. A prominent archaeologist of the Republic of Macedonia, Pasko Kuzman, stated that the coins are of special significance because they indicate that Ohrid and Venice were commercially linked.[4]

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One mere Like dear friend, for this beautiful photo!!!!!!!!!!!

Best wishes from Greece-Piraeus.


Ivan Logvinov on September 6, 2012

Marvelous cathedral!
Best wishes from Russia!

Krystyna Winiarska on September 6, 2012


Alla Saed on September 7, 2012

باقة رائعة من الصور يضمها البوم مميز من فعل فنان تحيات م علاء سعيد من ليبيا LIKE

ilce slaveski on September 7, 2012

vi blagodaram na site koi gi pregledafte moite sliki

ilce slaveski on September 7, 2012

Thank you very much

Anto & Pier on September 7, 2012

Super shot and composition. Like 41

Have a nice weekend, Anto & Pier

volnat on September 7, 2012

Excellent church, nice shot! LIKE! Best wishes, Volnat.

senmax on September 7, 2012

Very beautiful picture. LIKE.

BOGDAN de Varsovie on September 7, 2012

This is a very nice picture. LIKE 43.

Best Regards.


Cumizebica on September 9, 2012

Vrlo lepa crkva i arhitektura , izvanredna fotografija , L + F

Veliki pozdrav iz Svajcarske


Priska Ziswiler on September 9, 2012


ein faszinierendes bild!

mit herzlichem gruss


ilce slaveski on September 9, 2012

Thank you very much

Ferlancor Pano Yes on September 9, 2012

This is a fantastic capture; wonderful church and beautiful picture like 47.

thanks for your visit, nice comment and Like on September 5th.

Greetings from Spain.


Amarildo Souza on September 9, 2012

Amazing picture and place. Like. Greetings.

ilce slaveski on September 10, 2012

Thank you

Maurice Haddad on September 13, 2012

F-13 + L-49.

FPG24E on September 13, 2012

Beautiful image. I like.


Amir Karimi on September 13, 2012

Amazing architecture, Good view, Nice shot... LIKE

MAPP HUDRANS on September 13, 2012

Beauty, L + F! :)


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Photo taken in Old Town Park, Ohrid 6000, Macedonia (FYROM)

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  • Uploaded on August 29, 2012
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    by ilce slaveski
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. FE4000,X920,X925
    • Taken on 2011/10/19 15:36:02
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    • Focal Length: 4.65mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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