Monastery Cave Restaurant

Манастирска Пештера - Manastirska Pestera

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Location: Dolna Matka.
(41.961117, 21.296316)
Open: All year Mon 10-00, Tue-Thu 10-21, Fri 10-01, Sat, Sun 10-21.
Fee: free.
Classification: SubterraneaCave Restaurant
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: yes
Address: Monastery Cave Restaurant, Dolna Matka, North Macedonia, Tel: +389-78-244-907. E-mail:
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Манастирска Пештера (Monastery Cave Restaurant) is an underground restaurant built into caves, which were once part of the nearby Успение на Пресвета Богородица (Holy Mother of God Monastery). As it is located in a gorge, the cave actually has a balcony or beer garden. It was dug horizontally into the rock. It is also called Mećkina dupka (Bear Hole). It was originally a natural cave, but was altered to the needs of the cvae restaurant. Inside the cave is a fountain with natural spring water and trout and crap, which are served at the restaurant. The restaurant serves local specialities, venison, fish and sea food