Cave Church of St. Nikola—Markova Cave Church

Dradnja Kavadarci North Macedonia

[Macedonian Orthodox]

The cave church, established in the 1300s, is about 1.5 kilometers south of the village. The cave is about 20 meters deep and 9 meters high. It is difficult to get to the cave; the ground in front of and under the cave is overgrown with thick foliage. The cave entrance is on a cliff and access requires mountaineering skills. The interior has two levels. The ground level and the upper chapel, accessed by a wooden staircase. The frescos are also from the 1300s. The church is in need of conservation.

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