St Archangel Michael monastery is located on the slopes of dead vulcanoe towering over Prilep town. In the Varosh part of town.
The monastery is build in the XIV AD by King Volkashin & his son Marko,and since than prospered and developed as one of the maing religious centers in this part of Macedonia.
It has been dammaged and repared, extended and rebuild, but survived troughtout the centuries.
Nowdays the monastery has number of nuns who run it and is still focus of worship for the pople of Peilep and Pelagonia Plain..
Prilep is home of Itar Pejo (clever Pejo) very witty and vise viileger from Mariovo,imortalised by Macedonian writer Stale Popov.
His statue is erected on the place where 200yrs ago was public water tap and where he usualy visited, on his trips to Prilep.
Trought Pejo, and his escepades is portrayed the wit and visdom of Macedonian people, sometime the basic need of survival under the Ottomans.
Pejo's antics are part of the Macedonian folkclore and always have some massage to relay...
World have Esop feebles and Macedonia has Pejo's....
Markovi Kuli is an archeological resort on the top of the mountain, close to the town. You will have a breathtaking view of the city and the fields, from there. Markovi Kuli means Marko's Castles. It was named by the national hero Marko Krale who built the castles in the 14Th. century.
This spacious pedestrian area, called Metodi Satarov Sarlo, is next to the old Turkish part of Prilep, where also the Clock Tower can be found.
The pictures were taken on a national holiday, when it was extremely quiet on this otherwise crowded square.
The monastery can be found relatively close to the Towers of Marko, in a part of Prilep called Varos.
It has a big 15th-century iron doorway. Underneath the main inn is a deep well, that can be entered through a small doorway. Take your flashlight!
The second oldest Cyrillic inscription in Macedonia can be found here, carved at eye-level into the far right pillar as you stand in the exonarthex.
The monastery only houses nuns.
The church of St Atanas, without a roof now, is not far from the monastery of St Michael the Archangel.
Marko Cepenko was a writer that recorded oral Macedonian Stories from the time of the Ottoman Empire. He was born in Prilep. This monument is deducated to him. The building beside the monument is a cultural centre and it has a name of Marko Cepenko.
While you are in downtown Prilep take a taxi and tell the driver to drive to the St. Arhangel Mihail monastery. The taxi costs approximately $2. You can look at the church there, and you will have nice view of the city of Prilep.It is about a 20 minute walk back to downtown.
The city clock is located in the old bazar, downtown. With its specific look it is recognised as a mark of the city Prilep. The locals also have another name for the clock, they call it ZERO POINT.
This beautiful fountain with a lion on it can be found close to the Clock Tower in the old Turkish part of Prilep.
The Clock Tower of Prilep dominates the old Turkish part of the town.
Next to it, the ruins of a mosque can be seen.