Orthodox churches are one of the main characteristics for Macedonia and St. Kliment Ohridski Church is one of the biggest not only in Skopje but in the whole country. “Soboren hram”, as they call it, was built in 1990. It is bigger and quite modern compared to other churches in Macedonia. Therefore, it looks to me rather like a catholic cathedral, tremendous and stunning but at the same time, awing and without intimacy.
However, the reason for me to visit this church is not because of religious beliefs. Actually, I hardly ever go inside! The joy for me is to stay outside, in the church yard. At first view, this yard seems quite normal with trees and benches around the church. But there is something magic in the yard, just sit, read a book or observe people going in and out of the church. There is also a fountain, a gift from the Islamic community! It’s amazing how in a world of religious quarrel, my country bears signs of tolerance and respect.
The best moment is in the morning, after the morning mass. A few minutes of peaceful rest in the Church yard gives you enough positive energy for the day.
St. Kliment Ohridski Church | Art & culture, Relaxing | Free
Bulevar Sveti Kliment Ohridski
06:00 – 20:00 daily