Brajčino with Lake Prespa in the distance
|Elevation||1,000 m (3,000 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Brajčino (Macedonian: Брајчино, [ˈbrajtʃinɔ]) is a village in the Resen Municipality of Republic of Macedonia. It is situated 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Lake Prespa at the foot of Baba Mountain. The village is located a few miles from Greece. With its nature and old architecture, Brajčino has drawn many domestic and foreign tourists.
The village of Brajčino is divided into two districts:
- Gorno Malo (upper district)
- Dolno Malo (lower district)
Brajčino is also home to a centuries' old monastery St. Petka which holds its annual celebration every 7 and 8 August. There are also five other churches inside the village: St. Bogorodica, which is located in a cave high up on a mountain; St. Ilja, the village's first school; St. Atanas, said to be built on the spot of an older monastery destroyed by the Turks; St. Arangel, located high in the mountains; and St. Nikola.
The village is also known for its architecture. Some examples of Brajčino architecture include the Bey's House and Petre Kostov's House.
The village has 134 people, of which 133 are Macedonian and one is Serbian. Many families from the village have emigrated to Canada, the United States, Scandinavia, Australia, and other parts of Macedonia.
People from Brajčino
- Lui Temelkovski, former Member of Canadian Parliament for the Ontario riding of Oak Ridges—Markham
- Meto Jovanovski, writer
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