FYR Macedonia, East region

Monastery St.Archangel Mihail

GPS: 41.701054, 22.859052

The Monastery "St. Archangel Mihail" is a female monastery located in Berovo. The first monastery church was built between 1815 and 1818. Read more

The consecration was in 1818. The Monastery "St. Archangel Mihail" today represents one of the few monasteries in the country where monastic life runs uninterrupted from the beginning.

The first nuns at the monastery were the wife and daughter of a priest. They entered the monk life with the blessing of the abbot of Rila Monastery. In the first half of the 20th century, the monastery had sixty nuns, rich developed economy, theological school, a weaving mill. The first AC hydroelectric plant in this area belonged to the monastery.