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a VirtualTourist member from Amsterdam

Republic of Macedonia

Lodging houses of Treskavec Monastery burned down

After the bad news that the Kopanki Mountain hut burned down in January 2013, now also the lodging houses of the famous Treskavec Monastery near Prilep burned down.

The old church and dining room were luckily spared...

See here for some pictures:

Apparently, also the post-office in Skopje, a remarkable communist-style concrete building suffered from a fire..

Not a good year for Macedonia...

Does anybody have some additional information about the Treskavec Monastery?

1 Answer

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a VirtualTourist member from Bitola

The lodgings are burned down, the church in the middle of the complex from XI AD is safe.
Over 200 volunteers, firefighter and two water planes were involved in containing the fire.
The Mayor of Prilep called emergency session of the Town council, (the monastery is in Prilep municipality)
They will try to rebuild the doemitories as soon as posible. At the moment the weather is bad and you well know is very hard to get to the Monastery (only by foot) in August municipality started to build approaching road, from the other side of the dead volcano, but is still half build. Once the road is finished, it will be by far easier to bring materials to the monastery by road... So fingers crossed the dormitories will be ready towards the end of the summer early autumn.

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