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BEST OF TETOVO

ŠARENA MOSQUE

Braka Miladinovi bb. Close to the city centre is the jaw-dropping Šarena—or Decorated—Mosque, originally constructed in 1438 by Isak Bey and rebuilt four centuries later by Abdurrahman Pasha. Impressive enough on the outside, the real attraction awaits in the interior, proof if ever it was needed that far from being a dubious religion, Islam represents …

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LEŠOK MONASTERY

Lešok. Approximately 8km north of Tetovo on the road to Kosovo, this gorgeous complex of churches is crowned by the spectacular 14th-century Orthodox Church of the Holy Virgin whose interior is ablaze with wonderful frescos dating from the time of the building’s construction right through to the 19th century. The monastery dormitories have all been …

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