Demir Kapija – Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Assumption of the Virgin Mary – Uspenie na Presveta Bogorodica (Успение на Пресвета Богородица) in Demir Kapija (Демир Капија)

This basilica style church dedicated to St. Mary with its impressive and visible dome is located on a hill overlooking the town of Demir Kapija.  The church was built in 1937. Demir Kapija has the highest annual temperature in all of Macedonia. Electricity was not working the day we visited, thus interior pictures were a real chore.

Just up the same road from the church you will find another landmark and an excellent winery, Popova Kula.  If you drive further into the town and cross the bridge over the river you will find the Iron Gate Canyon.






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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.