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Audio tourGradeshnica village, Mariovo

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    Situated in the picturesque valley of the Gradeshka River, Gradeshnica is the biggest village in the Bitola’s part of Mariovo. It is believed that the most popular representative of the Macedonian cunning wisdom – Itar Pejo comes exactly from this village.
    Gradeshnica is a hill village in the valley of Gradeshka River, on 850 metres altitude. No one knows when exactly the village had originated, but according to some archeological findings, there has been a continuity of life since prehistory. According to the legend, the name comes from the people of the city “Grad” Peshta and the village Leshnica who inhabited this place. In the vicinity of the village, in 1952, a mastodon’s tooth was found, one of the nine samples of Mastodon discovered in Macedonia, which is nowadays kept in the Natural museum in Belgrade.
    Gradeshnica suffered a lot in the Ilinden and post-Ilinden period, and during the First World War, the village was totally devastated with great number of casualties. The breakout of the Macedonian front happened on the area Dobro Pole, at around 15 km away from the village, a battle which, according to some historians brought to a sooner ending of the First World War.
    According to the census in 1953, in the village there were 1085 people, anyway, due to the mass immigration in 2002, the number decreased to 88. In Gradeshnica there are 9 churches, out of which St. Demetrius (XIV century) is the oldest and it is situated in the entrance of the village.

  3. 1 Gradeshnica Village, Mariovo
  4. 2 Church Saint Demetrius in village Gradeshnica XIV - XV century
  5. 3 Itar Pejo – representative of the Macedonian joking wisdom
  6. 4 Iron Horse Sculpture - Monument “VICTORY”
  7. 5 Church Saint Nicholas village Gradeshnica XIX century
  8. 6 Remains from the complex of Roman cottages in village Gradeshnica
  9. 7 Gradeshka River
  10. 8 Temnichki whirlpool, village Gradeshnica
  1. Audio tour Summary

    Situated in the picturesque valley of the Gradeshka River, Gradeshnica is the biggest village in the Bitola’s part of Mariovo. It is believed that the most popular representative of the Macedonian cunning wisdom – Itar Pejo comes exactly from this village.
    Gradeshnica is a hill village in the valley of Gradeshka River, on 850 metres altitude. No one knows when exactly the village had originated, but according to some archeological findings, there has been a continuity of life since prehistory. According to the legend, the name comes from the people of the city “Grad” Peshta and the village Leshnica who inhabited this place. In the vicinity of the village, in 1952, a mastodon’s tooth was found, one of the nine samples of Mastodon discovered in Macedonia, which is nowadays kept in the Natural museum in Belgrade.
    Gradeshnica suffered a lot in the Ilinden and post-Ilinden period, and during the First World War, the village was totally devastated with great number of casualties. The breakout of the Macedonian front happened on the area Dobro Pole, at around 15 km away from the village, a battle which, according to some historians brought to a sooner ending of the First World War.
    According to the census in 1953, in the village there were 1085 people, anyway, due to the mass immigration in 2002, the number decreased to 88. In Gradeshnica there are 9 churches, out of which St. Demetrius (XIV century) is the oldest and it is situated in the entrance of the village.

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  • Teren

    4 out of 5 rating 07-21-2022

    nice and interesting Tour. thank you for the german Translation.