Marmiroi Church

The Marmiroi Church was first mentioned in 1307, but it is believed to have been built much earlier, possibly in the 12th century. It is likely that this church once belonged to a monastery and that it served as a model for the construction of the church of the monastery of Saint Mary of Zvërnec. From 1971, the church, which was in a dilapidated state, was restored.

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