The monastery “St. Archangel Michael”
The monastery “St. Archangel Michael “is the first monastery church in Berovo that was built between 1815 and 1818. It is located at the exit of Berovo, on the road leading to the dam and the lake. The church with a large porch, built in the 19th century architectural opus, dominates the monastery yard. Inside, the characters of the saints are painted in a characteristic style that deviates from the Byzantine canons.
There are more legends about the construction of the church and the monastery, but one thing is certain that the building took place under very difficult conditions. One of the legends says that the parish priest Pop Peco was obliged to obtain a building permit from the Shumen in Radovish.
The Valiya has cleared the construction, but under three conditions, namely that the church be built below the level of the road so that it cannot be seen, it will be built for forty days, and Pop Pece will smuggle the smallest of his own Sultana to the harem. With big effort and sacrifice, the church was built, and since Sultana did not want to go to the harem, she escaped to Kyustendil, and that’s why Pop Peco was put in jail. Building activities are restarted 20 years after.
Today, the sisterhood in this monastery produces icons in Byzantine style, for iconostasis. The monastery is accessible and open to the spiritual needs of any well-intentioned visitor.
o Manifacture for mosaics