Мetropolitan residence in Bitola

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The building of the Metropolitan residence in Bitola, according to its historical and architectural aesthetic values, has the status of a cultural monument of the Republic of Macedonia.

The building was built in the 80s of the 19th century, as Metropolitan residence.

After the Second World War and the liberation of Macedonia, the object becomes the seat of the Diocese of Prespa and Pelagonia (Преспанско Пелагониска Епархија) of the Macedonian Orthodox Church (Македонска Православна Црква).
The object is one of the finest examples of neo-Baroque architecture in Macedonia, which is reflected in the conception and architectural forms of expression, especially highlighted in the poles, as a prototype found in the Greek ancient architecture. Baroque decoration of its facades are reflected in the applications above the windows, some of which are triangular brought, the pillars and pilasters, and the capitals of the Corinthian style.
The richness of the decoration of the facades has been stressed by profilated garlands and ornamental decoration of facades in horizontal stripes, balustrades railings solved windows, as well as the presence of a curved line in the resolution of individual elements.
The roof is also baroque resolved and the mansard on the south side is decorated with Baroque attics which contributes to the visual monumentality of the building even though not so big in size.
The building is an important monument of culture of the Republic of Macedonia and is one of the most stylish items.

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