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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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ilce slaveski on September 17, 2012


WINGEGUE on September 17, 2012

Great church! L Greetings Günter.

mgt74 on September 17, 2012

Preciosa arquitectura,

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ilce slaveski on September 17, 2012


⚔ Richard ⚔ on September 17, 2012

Very Beautiful Church With Lovely Color Like Regards From England Richard

ilce slaveski on September 18, 2012


michel brenguer on September 18, 2012

J'aime, belle image ! Cordialement. Michel

ilce slaveski on September 18, 2012


Jan- Hendrik on September 18, 2012

very nice picture big LIKE greetings from Jan- Hendrik

ilce slaveski on September 18, 2012


Ulli Koch on September 18, 2012

Beautiful church, fantastic photo!

Best Regards


Andrea Kis on September 18, 2012

Beautiful photo! Like!

Greetings, Andi

ilce slaveski on September 18, 2012


Mehmet baş on September 18, 2012

Wonderful shot and view, like+favorite,
best regards.

ilce slaveski on September 18, 2012


Ezequias Ferreira Co… on September 18, 2012

Nice shot my friend. Greetings from Brazil, Ezequias.

ilce slaveski on September 19, 2012


Hansi_2010 on September 19, 2012

Bonita foto de un hermoso monasterio. L. Saludos, Juanjo

dziwnowik on September 19, 2012

I ♥ this photo !!!!

 **L** was alerdy

♥ ♥ ♥ greetings from Dziwnów , Peterek ♥ ♥ ♥

Marek Stanek on September 19, 2012

Amazing place, very good photo! F-38

Greetings from Poland, Marek

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

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