Saints Peter and Paul in Varosh, Prilep (Св. Петар и Павле во Варош, Прилеп)


The church of Saints Peter and Paul is located in the eastern part of Varosh neighborhood in Prilep. There are no preserved historical about the time when the church was built and painted.

The church is built in modest size and shape of the nave structure with a pronounced elevation. The apse is semicircular inside and go up to the cornice of the church.

Built of stone and brick, into the walls of the church are built ancient monuments and ceramic decorations.

On the church were performed renovations, which are best seen on the south wall, which for the most part is restored and the arch.

The interior of the church is decorated with frescoes in four zones. Today are preserved remains of frescoes on the west and north walls, while barely be discerned traces of frescoes destroyed the southern wall and outside the niche above the west entrance of the church.

Among the compositions which are better preserved are: The Way of the Cross, Lamentation in the northern and Virgin Dormition in the western wall.

The frescoes, in terms of artistic quality lag behind the performance that we find in the famous monuments of XIV century. According to the method of composition, performance of drawing and coloring, it can be attributed to the works of the XIV century.

From Prilep – city of Marko Krale


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