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The church of Sv. Jovan Bogoslov - Kaneo was built and fresco painted in the XIII century. There are no written records about it. The location of the church is among the most beautiful on the shore of Lake Ohrid. It stands on a high rock above the former fishermen's settlement of Kaneo and one of the most beautiful beaches in the old part of the town. It is crucifix in shape, and renown for its rather harmonious forms and exceptionally successfully decorated facade and dome. As both building and decorative material baked bricks and limestone were used.
The architecture of Sv. Jovan Bogoslov - Kaneo is very important for the survey of the medieval monuments in Ohrid. It represents a successful combination of the Byzantine and Armenian elements. The unknown constructor of this monument designed the dome under the influence of the Armenian architecture. It is also obvious from the ribbon-like triangular wreaths on the exterior wall of the octagonal dome.
One of my favorite spots on the shore of Ohrid Lake!!!
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