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Church of the Holy Salvation description and photos - Macedonia: Skopje. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Church of the Holy Salvation.
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The Orthodox Church of the Holy Savior is located to the east of the Skopsky Kale fortress - one of the main attractions of Skopje. The temple looks very simple, from the outside it resembles an ordinary elongated peasant house. It was built in the late 17th or early 18th century after a fire in 1689, which damaged most of the buildings in the city. Muslims demanded that the local Orthodox community build low churches that would not rise above mosques, thereby attracting the attention of travelers. The Church of the Holy Savior turned out to be squat, as if drowned in the ground.
Its main treasure, which even the British Museum has laid eyes on, is a magnificent iconostasis created in 1819-1824. Some of the icons of the throne were painted in 1867. The iconostasis was decorated with carvings by the master Petre Filipovsky "Garka" and the brothers Marko and Makariy Frkovsky from the village of Galinchik. On the right edge of the iconostasis, the authors depicted themselves. Here you can see Petre Filipovsky with a plan in his hands and two other craftsmen holding hammers and chisels. Petre Filipovsky has been engaged in woodcarving all his life. He designed the iconostasis in the church in Lesnovo, the Crucifixion in the church of St. George in Prizren, the iconostasis and the canopy in the church of the Bigovsky monastery. In the last years of his life, he made an iconostasis for the Church of St. Nicholas in Krusevo.
The length of the iconostasis in the Church of St. Savior in Skopje is 10 meters, width - 6 meters. Interestingly, some of the biblical characters were given Balkan features by the artists.
In the courtyard of the Church of the Holy Savior there is a marble tomb of the Macedonian revolutionary Gotse Delchev. It stands on three small stone pillars.
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