Museums and Art Galleries (Self Guided), Ohrid

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.
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Museums and Art Galleries Map

Guide Name: Museums and Art Galleries
Guide Location: Macedonia » Ohrid (See other walking tours in Ohrid)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles
Author: gene
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Art Gallery Bukefal
  • The Robevi House
  • National Museum
  • Lapidarium Museum
  • Icon Gallery
Art Gallery Bukefal

1) Art Gallery Bukefal

The Bukefal Art Gallery’s mission is to promote the works of Macedonian and Balkan authors and therefore, specializes in the finest works of Balkan artists. The collection also exemplifies Ohrid heritage such as oil works and icon paintings. It is located on St. Kliment Street, just below the Ohrid Old Bazaar.
The Robevi House

2) The Robevi House

Robevi House was built in its current state in 1863–1864 by Todor Petkov from a village Gari near Debar. The building of the first Robevi house was finished on the 15th of April 1827, as witnessed by the inscription in Greek on the marbled flagstone. This famous Ohrid merchant family lived in the house for 35 years between 1861–1862 when a famous criminal from Ohrid Ustref Beg burnt it to the ground. Two years later, between 1863–1864 the house was rebuilt. It was divided in two parts: left and right. Konstantin Robev lived in the left part of the house and his brother Atanas Robev in the right part. The main builder was Todor Petkov who built the house from scratch.

The house is a protected cultural monument consisting of 3 floors. Epigraphical monuments from Ohrid are placed on the ground part of the house including precious objects as the "Milokas" (found on the Via Egnatia) road, the two torsos of the goddess Isis etc. The archaeological objects from the ancient times and the medieval period are exhibited on the second and the third floor. The upper part of the house serves as exhibition space for objects made by the Ohrid carving school, creations of famous artists from Ohrid and the county.
Sight description based on wikipedia
National Museum

3) National Museum (must see)

The National Museum is a scientific, research and cultural institution in Ohrid. The essential part of its activities is the depot which houses approximately 800 icons dating from the XII to the XIX century. The most representative ones were relocated in the Ohrid Gallery of Icons. This Museum's current activities involve reconstruction and restoration of Tsar Samuil's Fortress, The Ancient Theatre and St. Clement's monastery of Saint Panteleimon at Plaosnik, as well as earlier complete reconstruction of the Robevs House. Today the house contains an archaeological display, an exhibition of articles from the Robevs household, artwork from the Ohrid Woodcarving School and archaeological excavations of Ohrid and its vicinity.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Lapidarium Museum

4) Lapidarium Museum

The Lapidarium Museum specializes in the exhibition of books and articles related to the town of Ohrid. It also offers a collection of original artifacts found on the archaeological sites of the town. There is a yard exhibition as well, where visitors can check on monuments and marble artifacts.
Icon Gallery

5) Icon Gallery

The Icon Gallery is hosted in the courtyard of the Church Holy Mother of God Peribleptos, which was built at the end of the thirteenth century. The Icon collection represents masterpieces which are amongst the best examples of iconographic art in the world. An entry fee of one hundred dinars will be applied.

Operation hours: November - February: Tuesday - Sunday: 9 am - 2 pm; March - April and September - October: Tuesday - Sunday: 9 am - 3 pm; May - August: Tuesday - Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm

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.
Ohrid's Historical Churches

Ohrid's Historical Churches

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 Introduction Walking Tour

Ohrid Introduction Walking Tour

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