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Address: Hwy E65 Mavrovo National Park, Gostivar, Republic of Macedonia
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The monastery is high up in the mountains, when going here be sure to take a car that can go up on the high mountains. The architecture is amazing but also the view. There isn't... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2016
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The monastery is high up in the mountains, when going here be sure to take a car that can go up on the high mountains. The architecture is amazing but also the view. There isn't anything else around so plan other activities as well for the day.

Thank AnetaSmile
Republic of Macedonia
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The Monastery of Saint Jovan Bigorski is a Macedonian Orthodox monastery located in the western part of Macedonia, near the road connecting the towns of Debar and Gostivar. The monastery church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

Thank Letsseetheworld13
West Chester, PA
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This was part of our transfer tour from Tirana to Skopje. We were very glad to make the visit. The route to it through mavrovo national park was beautiful.

Thank samcevoy
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Sveti Jovan Bigorski (St John of Bigor) is inside Mavrovo NP. The guide books often describe it as a fairytale complex in nature's beauty spot; this is deservedly so. It's a beautiful place to visit. The road views to there are great and they would be even nicer if there weren't some industries like hydroelectric or gravel extraction plants; the... More 

2 Thank GoranWembley
Lodz, Poland
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

The beautiful setting of the Monastery and unusual architectural forms of the particular objects, that`s the strengths of this place. The visit inside does not make such a strong impression. Anyway, if you step in Mavrovo National Park, do not miss this historic monument.

1 Thank laserkid
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Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

The views are amazing, but the Monastery itself wasn't what I expected. We planned to spent there a few hours, but you can see it all in half an hour. It's pretty, but I guess it's not for someone who doesn't come to pray.

Thank Pat S
Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This monastery is my favorit holy place in Macedonia.I higly reccomend it for everybody who came in Macedonia to visit this Monastery becouse there are no word to explain the power of this Monastery. Is a must to visit it.

1 Thank SaleV
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

Visited this monastery on the way from Ohrid to Skopjie. It is a must do when in the area of Mavrovo. The monastery is pretty huge and very well maintained and comes with a long history and a superb view.

1 Thank JustLoveToFly
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

This is an awesome monastery where there is so much history to see. The grounds are very clean and a great spot for taking some nice pics.

1 Thank Sarvanchetto
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Reviewed 8 August 2015

The monastery beautiful and well maintained with a beautiful view. Every nook and place around the monastery, flowers and toiletries. The view was wonderful.

1 Thank Shsma

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