A part of the monastery complex and located right in front of the Church of Sveta Bogorodica Perivlepta, the icon Gallery in Ohrid has a vast collection of religious icons dating from the mid-11th century to the mid-19th century. With over 800 years of history showcased here, you can actually see just how much the art and representation of religion changed over the course of time. Currently, the museum has 37 icons- 6 of which are double sided. Most of the paintings seen here were created in Ohrid itself while some were brought from Paris, Tokyo, Rome, Padua, Krakow, New York, London, Vatican and Zagreb among others. The icons that were brought from Constantinople, Mt. Athos and Russia form the highlight of the gallery.
However, the heart of the gallery is the collection of paintings that date back to the Byzantine and the Revival period. The building itself is of historically significant and was built in the mid 19th century as a Greek school that was used for Slavic education. In the mid 20th century, the place was used as a performing arts centre until finally in 2000, it was converted to the present day museum. Today, the gallery has become art-lovers’ paradise where you can see finest examples of religious paintings and icons across centuries from all over the world, under one roof!
Entrance Ticket Details For Gallery Of Icons
- Adults : MKD 100
- Students : MKD 50
- School Children : MKD 30
How to Reach Gallery Of Icons
- By Bus : Tamaro Bus Stop (Bus Station Tamaro)
- By Taxi
- By renting a Bike.
- By Walking
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48.31% of people who visit Ohrid include Gallery Of Icons in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
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People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Gallery Of Icons
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