Museums and Art Galleries Walk, Ohrid (Self Guided)

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 Walk Map

Guide Name: Museums and Art Galleries Walk
Guide Location: Macedonia » Ohrid (See other walking tours in Ohrid)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Author: gene
Art Gallery Emanuela

1) Art Gallery Emanuela

Art Gallery Emanuela is conveniently located by the Orhid Bazaar and offers exhibitions of Macedonian and foreign artists and sculptors of different art style schools. In this gallery, you could see a vast collection of Macedonian works all in one place.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9 am – 9 pm
Art Gallery Bukefal

2) 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.
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.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 2 pm; 6 pm - 9 pm

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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.
The Serafim Gallery & Studio

5) The Serafim Gallery & Studio

Open as of 1979, the Serafim Gallery & Studio is located right beneath the Plaosnik. It is founded by the great Macedonian sculptor, Tome Serafimovski, who is the creator of many sculptures around the Balkan region. The main theme of the scultpor’s work is human beings. Inside you will find an exposition of sculptures and busts - you may even find a familiar face.
Icon Gallery

6) 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 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: 1.6 km
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
Ohrid Shopping Walk

Ohrid Shopping Walk

The following tour will take you through the most famous spots for souvenir and jewelry shopping in Ohrid. Among the most commonly bought gifts in Ohrid are filigree and pearl jewelry, woodcarvings and coppersmiths’ products. An interesting fact about most shops in Ohrid is that they are family owned and have been in business for decades.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Ohrid for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Ohrid has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Ohrid, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.