Ohrid Literary School, Ohrid

Ohrid Literary School, Ohrid

The Ohrid Literary School was one of the two major medieval Bulgariancultural centres, along with the Preslav Literary School. The school was established in Ohrid in 886 by Saint Clement of Ohrid upon orders by Boris I of Bulgaria simultaneously or shortly after the establishment of the Preslav Literary School. After Clement was ordained bishop of Drembica in 893, the position of head of the school was assumed by Naum of Preslav. The Ohrid Literary School used the Glagolitic alphabet from its establishment until the 12th century and the Cyrillic alphabet from the end of the 9th century onwards. The picture represents Codex Assemanianus, an early example of Old Slavonic text written in glagolitic script, may have been created in the Ohrid Literary School.

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Ohrid Literary School on Map

Sight Name: Ohrid Literary School
Sight Location: Ohrid, Macedonia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Ohrid, Macedonia

Create Your Own Walk in Ohrid

Create Your Own Walk in Ohrid

Creating your own self-guided walk in Ohrid is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

A resort town of Ohrid, sitting on the shore of the eponymous Lake Ohrid in southwestern Macedonia, is a compact old settlement and a World Heritage Site renowned for its medieval churches, monasteries and open-air ruins. The massive walls of the ancient Samoil’s Fortress, crowning the hill over the town, is one of the top local attractions. To see the rest of them, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Ohrid's Remarkable Places of Worship Tour

Ohrid's Remarkable Places of Worship Tour

There is a legend supported by observations by Ottoman traveller Evlia Celebia, from the 15th century, that there were 365 chapels within the town of Ohrid's boundaries, one for every day of the year. Today this number is significantly smaller. However during Medieval times, Ohrid was called Slavic Jerusalem

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Ohrid Daily Life Tour

Ohrid Daily Life Tour

The town of Ohrid is a quiet and cozy place, rich in interesting sites and a hospitable atmosphere. By taking the following tour, you will get to observe the town’s beautiful architecture and monuments and get a feel for the life of the locals.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Museums and Art Galleries Walk

Museums and Art Galleries Walk

Ohrid is a town that is proud to share its heritage with visitors. Due to the small size of the town, there are only a few museums in Ohrid. Take the following tour through the historic and art exhibitions that offer a fascinating glimpse into the local culture.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles