SITES AND ATTRACTIONS OF KRUSHEVO

Krushevo architecture / St. Nikola church / Meckin kamen
Makedonium monument / Monastery of Sv. Preobrazhenie
"Nikola Martinovski" memorial house / Adventure travel in Krushevo


Krushevo architecture

As the city was started from scratch, the Vlachs were willing to invest and the Mijaks were excellent builders, in Krushevo a very interesting architecture has developed. The houses are freestanding, mostly symmetrical, without open spaces typical for other towns in Macedonia. The back of the houses are built of stone, while the front of socalled “bondruk” construction of wooden columns and beams covered with white plaster. There is almost always a well in the ground floor. On the main facade usually there are painted decorations in blue colour. Blue is also usually used for the window frames and other details of the facades. On the upper floor there usually is a small balcony with a triangular pediment above it to put accent on the symmetry of the house.

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St. Nikola church

Built in 1905 on the site of an earlier church that was burned after the Ilinden uprising. St. Nikola church is the cathedral in the town and it is situated in the old bazaar. The iconostasis of the earlier church, that suffered in the fire, was made by the famous woodcarver Petre Filipovski-Garkata, whose other masterpieces include the iconostasis of the church of Sv.Spas (St.Saviour) in Skopje and the magnificent iconstasis of the St.Jovan Bigorski Monastery.

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Meckin kamen

Meckin Kamen is a monument built in honor of the band of the Vlach rebel, Pitu Guli, who fought bravely for the town and died in the battle with the Ottoman Turks after they entered the surroundings of the town during the Ilinden rebellion in 1903.

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Makedonium monument

The Makedonium is the most famous momument of Krushevo, built on the highest area in the town called Gumenje. It's a monument of the Macedonian statehood and a memorial of the Ilinden rebellion. The Makedonium is a symbols that represents a synonym for Krusevo.

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Monastery of Sv. Preobrazhenie

The Holy Ascension (Sveto Preobrazenie) is located at Bushava mountain at the area known as Bela Voda, at an altitude of 1,560 meters above the sea level. This is 7km north-wester of the town. The church is being built on the basis of an older church from the middle ages. Tose Proeski - Macedonia's best pop singer (who was Krushevo native) has helped and sponsored the construction of the monastery.

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"Nikola Martinovski" memorial house

Nikola Martinovski (1903-1973) is one of the most popular Macedonian painters of the first generation. The gallery is installed in the painter's house, which itself is an example of the famous 19th century urban architecture. The permanent exhibition is displayed in separate rooms: the Krusevo room, furnished to portray the spirit of the 19th century, and the gallery hall, showing the painter’s works.

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Adventure travel in Krushevo

The area around Krushevo provides excellent opportunities for different adventure activities year-round. In the spring and summer time you can enjoy paragliding, off-road biking, walking and trekking holidays. In the winter season, there's small but nice ski resort connected with the town with chair lift. 

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