Staro Nagorichane – village near Kumanovo

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Staro Nagorichane village is located 25 km from Kumanovo city, at the foot of Ruen Mountain, on the right bank of Pchinja river.

The most important spiritual center in the village is the church dedicated to “St. George” built in the eleventh century, which represents a wonderful example of the Middle Age Byzantine architecture.

St. George church - Staro Nagorichane - frontal view
St. George church – Staro Nagorichane

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Near the St. George church is located St. Prohor Pchinski hermit cave, in the central part of the village.

St. Prohor Pchinski hermit cave in Staro Nagoricane
St. Prohor Pchinski hermit cave in Staro Nagoricane

On several locations within the village, many abandoned houses can be seen, which is a testament to the long history as well as an example of the old architecture. On the other hand, a large number of residential houses have been renovated and decorated with beautiful gardens and grassy areas with a lot of flowers.
Near the village is located the Zebernjak memorial, dedicated to the Kumanovo battle that took place in this area during the First Balkan War.

Not far from the village the “Kostoperska Karpa (Rock)”, can be seen, which is a well-known archeological site.

Kostoperska Karpa (Rock) near Staro Nagorichane
A few kilometers from the village, there is the mystical place called Svet Dab (Holy Oak), which among locals is known as a sacred place.

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