Pesterna Crkva Sveti Erazmo

Cave Church Saint Erasmus


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Location: 3km from Ohrid, on the right side of Struga-Ohrid motorway.
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Classification: cave church, limestone cave
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History


Description

The cave church of St. Erasmus was the first cave which was converted into a church in this area. Since then, the church was reconstructed many times.

St. Erasmus is said to have christianizied the local population in the third century. This church was named after him, he is not the founder of the monastery which is much younger.

The oldest part of the cave church are frescoes, which were painted on the cave wall. They are said to be from the beginning of the 13th century. Much younger is the image of the Byzantine emperor Andronikus II - Paleologus from the 18th century.


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