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The village of Ljubojno
Mon, 08/02/2010 - 16:56
Come to Ljubojno where you’ll be welcomed by the hospitable people who will show you Ljubojno and its beauties in its best light.
The village Ljubojno is situated around 2 km east from the Prespa Lake, with elevation of 920 m above the sea level, nested in the west bosoms of the Baba Mountain. Ljubojno is typical hilly mountainous village of compact type composed of few village quarters. Through the vicinity of the village flows the Brajchino River, aqueous, fast and clear and on witch till the years of the Ilinden Uprising had been working 16 watermills.
The village is mentioned for the first time in one document of Czar Dushan from 1337, and later it is mentioned in one scripture of the Slivnica monastery from 1607, as a larger Macedonian settlement. In the historical resources this village is found like Ljubovino. This corresponds to a legend that is saying that the name came after the first settled innkeeper Ljuba, who was serving very tasty wine. When the customers were entering into the inn they were ordering loudly “Wine, Ljuba!”.
Ljubojno is a compact type of village with around 35 houses, built close to each other or connected and properly located from the both sides of the tight streets. The houses built in the period between the two world wars are decorated with the fine trimmed stone, the multicolored facades with vast terraces. The yards are fenced with high enclosed walls and wide gates. In the vicinity of the village there are more localities of archeological significance: Graishta – necropolis from the roman period; Kula – settlement with necropolis from late ancient time; Kukjishtata – middle age settlement; Prisoj – settlement from the roman period and other localities like Rudina, St. Dimitrija, and also many churches.