Located 33km from Prilep and 53 km from Bitola, Krusevo is located above the Pelagonija valley at 1300m on Busheva Mountain. It is the highest town in Macedonia and resembles a nest hidden high in the mountains. The harmony between the harshness of the mountain ambiance and the fine “soft” architecture creates almost unreal atmosphere in this small town. A separate world – a city rebellion, a city museum in which the past and present can be experienced at the same time. The main cultural attractions of the town are:
- The Church St.Nicola
- Gallery of Nikola Martinovski
- Old artisan shops for production of barrels and Lokum sweets
- Monument of Ilinden- Makedonium
- Memorial house Todor Proeski
Krushevo ethno-town festival 2-12 August
Ahistorical festival aimed for the small town to resemble the look from 1903 where it was the center of the Ilinden Uprising. People dressed like Ottoman Turks and Macedonian revolutionary freedom fighters walk the streets and the festival has a rich cultural program. The main celebration starts on Meckin Kamen, the spot of beginning of the uprising of 1903 and Macedonian Uprising Day is celebrated. Another significant monument for the festival is the Makedonium monument.
One of the oldest cities in our country, Prilep is a city devoted to its culture and tradition, legends and heroes. One can find here wonderful cultural sights, charming nature and excellent food complemented by the smile of pleasant hosts. The composition of grand granite rocks that surrounds the space and the spirituality that springs from its monasteries and churches makes this site exceptional for those who want to hear stories for its medieval life. There used to be 77 churches in Prilep, built by King Marko and some of them still exist:
- St. Nicolas and St. Dimitri XIV c. – Varosh
- St. Archangel Michael IX c. – XIV c. – Varosh
- Treskavec Monastery XIV c. – 10km from Prilep, in the arms of the massive rocks of Zlatovrv
- Zrze MonasteryIX c. -XIV c.– 33 km from Prilep, on the foothills of Mount Dautica
In the last 500 years Prilep has been famous for its tobacco production. It is now the home to one of the largest tobacco museums in the world with a collection of more than 2,500 objects.