The story of Kalesh Angja and “Peshta” Fortress - Self-Guided Walking tour

The Peshta Fortress is famous for the story of Kalesh Angja, the beautiful girl from Mariovo, who is a symbol of the Macedonian unyieldingness during the Ottoman Rule. The pathway that leads you to the monastery “Bren” and the fortress “Peshta” through the village Gradeshnica is a great chance to get to know a little bit more about the rebellious past in the region of Mariovo.

  • Location: Vicinity of Gradeshnica village, Mariovo, Novaci Municipality

  • Type of tour: Self-guided Hiking Tour (Sightseeing cultural tour)

  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Travel Distance: ~6.5 km (4 mi)

  • Duration: ~ 3-4 hours

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Gradeshnica village - Mariovo
Gradeshnica Village – Mariovo Gradeshnica is a hill village in the valley of Gradeshka River, on 850 metres altitude. No one knows when exactly the village had originated, but according to some archeological findings, there has been a continuity of …
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Church Saint Demetrius in village Gradeshnica XIV - XV century
Church Saint Demetrius in village Gradeshnica XIV – XV century The church St. Demetrius in the village Gradeshnica is a type of a single-nave building with a rectangular base. It is built of chopped and semi-chopped stone which was also …
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Monument “Victory - 100 years later”
Monument “Victory – 100 years later”, Gradeshnica village The monument “Victory – 100 years later” is a donation by the artist and sculptor Zlatko Bojkovski, and it is dedicated to all the victims of the First World War. Listen to …
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Church Saint Nicholas village Gradeshnica XIX century
Church Saint Nicholas village Gradeshnica XIX century The church Saint Nicholas in village Gradeshnica according to its architecture and fresco painting is a typical sample of the nineteenth century, rebirth churches. It is built in the center of the village …
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Gradeshka River, Mariovo
Gradeshka River, Mariovo Gradeshka River springs out from the Kozjak Mountain from 1600 metres altitude. Being a collection of waters from the springs under Kravica and Dobro Pole, in the upper flow of the river, which is also known as …
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Monastery St. Elijah – Bren, village Gradeshnica
Monastery St. Elijah – Bren, village Gradeshnica The monastery St. Elijah in the place Bren nearby village Gradeshnica is famous for its cold water from the Bren spring, which, according to the legend, with the help of a special underwater …
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Peshta Fortress, Mariovo
Peshta Fortress, Mariovo Peshta is a hill between the villages Gradeshnica and Staravina. The earliest archaeological remains on this place come from Roman times, and because of the exceptionally convenient strategic position, it is possible that it had been used …
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