St. Demetrius – church in Varoš, Prilep

The church St. Demetrius in Prilep city with its today’s look represents a conglomerate of several buildings from different eras.

It is located in the Varosh neighborhood in Prilep, near the churches dedicated to St. Nicholas, St. Athanasius, Sts Peter and Paul,  St. Mary, and the Monastery of St. Archangel Michael.

In today’s form, it gives the impression of a cruciform church with a dome of twelve-sided drum, with the southern wing lower than others.

St. Demetrius - church in Varoš, Prilep

In the processing of the facade and apse is used ceramoplastic rich decoration around openings and other surfaces. Decorative architectural elements carry the characteristics of the buildings from the XIII and XIV century.

There is no historical data about the date of the building, but about the existence of the church Saint Demetrius in the first half of the XIV century, we can learn from the charter of Tsar Dusan, which in 1335 confirmed the affiliation of this church to the monastery church Treskavec. According to this note, it can be confirmed that the church existed since earlier times.

St. Demetrius - church in Varoš, Prilep

From the old furniture preserved are the carved church doors of the iconostasis, originating from the end of the XV or early XVI century.