Prilep

Prilep is a city of 73,925 citizens in the Republic of Macedonia and the fourth biggest city in Macedonia. Prilep is known as "the city under Marko's Towers" because of its proximity to the towers of the legendary hero King Marko.

Prilep was founded on the ruins of the ancient city of Styberra, first a town in Macedon and later incorporated into the Roman Empire. Styberra, though razed by the Goths in 268, remained partly inhabited.

The town was first mentioned as Prilep in 1014, as the place where Samuil allegedly had a heart attack upon seeing thousands of his soldiers had been blinded by the Byzantines after the Battle of Belasica. Here was the memorial monument (Alexander the Great, Metodija Andonov - Cento and Marko Cepenkov), Clock tower, churches (Holy Archangels - Varos, The Holy Virgin - Treskavec, Zrze) and the Grave of the undefeated.

Prilep is native city of many macedonian revolutionaries (Pere Tosev, Gjorce Petrov, Petre Acev). Each year in July there are two very important cultural events in the town: festival of theatre "Vojdan Cernodrinski" and Beer fest. Prilep is also city of tobacco and marble.

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