Saint George Monastery (Св. Ѓорѓи, Курбиново) located near village Kurbinovo, on the slopes of Pelister Mountain, is one of the least visited, but singularly among the most important monasteries in Macedonia.
St. George church is small single-nave church which originates from 1191 and its fresco-painting represents a true masterpiece of Byzantine painting.
The interior of this small temple, contains some of the most valuable murals in Eastern Christian art.
The fresco-painting is divided into three zones. The frescoes illustrate scenes from the life of Jesus Christ and Virgin Mary. In the altar apse, the Annunciation composition is painted, which has made this temple a true masterpiece of Byzantine painting.
The depiction of Archangel Gabriel is truly impressive and it has become a symbol of the church Saint George in Kurbinovo. Part of this painting is depicted on the Macedonian banknote of 50 denars.
How to get to Saint George Monastery in Kurbinovo:
Up to the monastery leads a narrow asphalt road, which passes trough village Kurbinovo.
You must first stop in village Kurbinovo, and ask for the key (for the Monastery) from a house on the left side of the road, located 100 meters before the center of the village (marked with wooden sign).