Monastery of St. Pantaleon – Ohrid

Monastery of St. Pantaleon – Ohrid

The Monastery of St. Pantaleon and the archaeological area of Plaosnik are considered the most important religious area in all of North Macedonia.

Inside the Monastery are kept the relics of St. Clement, patron saint of the Republic of North Macedonia and the Macedonian Orthodox Church

According to legend, the Monastery was built on the remains of an old church by St. Clement when he arrived in Ohrid. 

Ancient texts report that right here St. Clement taught the local population the Glagolitic alphabet, the ancient Cyrillic alphabet also used to translate the Bible. In the fifteenth century, this church also came under the rule of the Ottoman Turks, who transformed it into a mosque, to be restored numerous times over the centuries. 

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