Gorni Kozjak – St. George

St. George – Sv. Gjorgji (Цв. Ѓорѓи) –  Gorni Kozjak (Горни Козјак)

This 9th Century Church dedicated to St. George is located about 100 meters from the ancient town of Bargala, and about 16 kilometers away from modern day Štip near the village of Gorni Kozjak.  The foundation of the church is crucifix form (shaped like a cross).  Inside the church you can see fresoces dating from the 13th & 14th centuries.

Found in the immediate vicinity of the church is a necropolis with graves dating back to the 7th Century A.D. We were visiting the ancient city of Bargala and came upon this church in its pastoral setting.  We even enjoyed speaking with a shepherd while watching his flock.



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About Brko

I am a Macedonia enthusiast and an adventurer. I really enjoy being immersed in the Macedonian culture, meeting people from all over Makedonija and sharing their traditions and cultural heritage.