Closeup of the face of King Markvoi in the Monastery of Archangel Michael, located above the village of Varosh and only a short distance outside of Prelip. The monastery is literally in the shadow of the Castle of King Markovi. The wall paintings include images of King Markovi and his father, King Volkashin. Yes, this is the same King Markovi who is associated with Markovi Kule in Prelip and Markovi Kule on Mt. Vodno outside of Skopja. The faces of King Markovi and King Volkashin are the same as the images of the kings at the Monastery of Markovi.

Full figure image of King Markovi.

Entrance to the church showing the location of each painting.

Gate into the monastery viewed from the outside.

Gate into the monastery viewed from the inside.

Entrance to the monastery's cistern.

View of the Monastic guest house from outside the monastery walls.

Monastery of Archangel Michael. View of the church. The church has frescoes dating from the 11th, 12, and 13th centuries.

Fragment of a Latin inscription that was reused with a Cyrillic alphabetic inscription along the left side.

One marble column in the front of the church has a Cyrillic alphabetic inscription dating from AD 996.

Painting of King Volkashin. This image resembles the painting of King Volkahin at the Monastery of Markovi along the slopes of Mt. Vodno.

Painting of King Volkashin, close up.

Painting of King Volkashin.

Wall painting of an Orthodox church father.

Wall painting of a hairy saint.

Wall painting of a saint.

Wall painting of saints.

Wall painting of saints.

Wall painting showing a trumpet-like instrument.

Wooden stand in center of the sanctuary with a tin plate in the lower level.

Offering plate.

Embroidered cloth.

Candles in a metal stand inside the church.

Icon of the Madonna and Christ child, illuminated by an oil lamp. close up.

A cork float keeps the wick on the surface of the oil.

A cork float keeps the wick on the surface of the oil.

Carved wooden doors inside the monastery chapel.

Brooms and a carryboard leaning against the wall of the monastery.

Webpage created 2 August 2005