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The Old Metropolis of Beroia
Exterior view of the old metropolitan church of Veroia (1070-1330).

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The Old Metropolis of Beroia
(1070-1330)

The Old Metropolis of Veroia was erected between 1070 and 1080 by Nikitas, the then bishop of the city. It is one of the largest churches built in the Balkans during the Middle Byzantine period; a triple-aisled, timber-roofed basilica, it follows the design of Ayios Demetrios' church in Thessalonike.

Some wall--paintings that decorate its interior and rank among the most important examples of Byzantine painting belong to the period 1215/16-1224/25, when the city of Beroia was under the rule of Theodoros Angelos, despot of Epirus and later emperor of Thessalonike.

A few late 13th century and early 14th century wall--paintings, dating perhaps to a little before 1320, also survive and give an indication of the most refined traits of the Palaeologan renaissance.

See Also
Civilization - Churches (867-1204)
Wall-paintings (1204-1430)


Macedonian Heritage
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