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The church is situated in the ancient part of Ohrid, in the Saraj district. This is one of the most important monuments, architecture and art from the middle ages. This church, was originally the synod (cathedral) church of the Archbishopric of Ohrid, and later converted to a mosque, has preserved in its interior the traces of several time-period: frescoes from the 11th, 12th and 13th century, which represent some of the most significant achievements in the Byzantine painting of that time. The main part of the church was built in the 11th century, while the external additions were built by the archbishop Grigorie in 14th century.


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