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Gruništе village

Grunište village (Gruniste, Grunishte, Macedonian: Груниште) is located on the right side of Crna (Black) River, at altitude 742 m above sea level, 52 km from Bitola, in Municipality of Novaci.

Знак за село Груниште, Мариово
Во близина на село Груниште, Мариово
Во близина на село Груниште, Мариово
Во атарот на село Груниште, Мариово

Во атарот на село Груниште, Мариово

Во атарот на село Груниште, Мариово
Во атарот на село Груниште, Мариово - зголемено - Спомен капела на Кајмакчалан
Во атарот на село Груниште, Мариово

The village is reached by the regional road R1311, which connects Bitola with the Mariovo villages in the Municipality of Novaci. From the main road to the right between the secondary roads leading to the villages Zovik and Budimirci, a narrow, 4 km long roadway is separated which leads to Gruniste village. The secondary road is not appropriate for normal cars, jeeps and SUVs are recommended.

Поглед кон село Груниште, Мариово

Село Груниште - Мариово

Село Груниште - Мариово

Село Груниште - Мариово

Село Груниште - Мариово
Село Груниште - Мариово
Село Груниште - Мариово
Although in Gruništе village today only 2-3 families are left, for which the main source of income is animal husbandry, it can be said that this village in some way is forgotten by the state. Namely, the road leading to the village is in poor condition, and at the same time, this is one of the few villages that are not connected to the water supply system and electricity network.
Село Груниште, Мариово
Село Груниште, Мариово
Село Груниште, Мариово
Село Груниште - Мариово
Село Груниште - Мариово
Село Груниште - Мариово
Село Груниште - Мариово
Село Груниште - Мариово

Churches in Gruništе village

Within the village, two churches exist St Demetrius (Св. Димитриј) and St. Petka (Св. Петка).

The church Saint Demetrius was built in 1860 with great efforts from the local population, which was several times earlier obstructed by the Turkish authorities.

St. Dimitrij church in Grunishte, #Mariovo
Св. Димитриј, Груниште, Мариово

Св. Димитриј, село Груниште, Мариово

Св. Димитриј, село Груниште, Мариово

Св. Димитриј, село Груниште, Мариово

Село Груниште - МариовоNear the church, a stone bell tower is built, and the village graveyards are located, where also Serb and Bulgarian soldiers from the First World War are buried.

Св. Петка, Груниште, Мариово
St. Petka church

The Church St. Petka was built in 1925 by a certain Riste Venin whose name is written on a plate at the entrance of the church. The church has a water spring for which the local population believes that possess healing power.

Gruništе village during the First World War

Near the village is the locality “Grunishki Vis”, which was an important strategic point of the Macedonian Front during the First World War. On several places in the village and around the church St. Demetrius can be seen graves of soldiers who died near the village. Most of the graves are from the Serbian army, and according to the local population, there were also graves of French soldiers.

Near Grunicski Vis there is a memorial plaque dedicated to “Vojvoda (Duke) Vuk”, who died during the offensive on November 29, 1916. Vojvoda Vuk was first buried in the Serbian cemetery “Zeytinluk” in Thessaloniki, from where in 1923 he was transferred to the “New Cemetery” in Belgrade.

St. Dimitrij church in Grunishte, #Mariovo

Grave of a Serbian soldier who died near Grunishte village during WW1
Grave of a Serbian soldier who died near Grunishte village during WW1
Grave of a Serbian soldier who died near Grunishte village during WW1
Grave of a Serbian soldier who died near Grunishte village during WW1
Grave of a Serbian soldier who died near Grunishte village during WW1
St. Dimitrij church in Grunishte, #Mariovo

Also noticeable is the tomb of the Bulgarian General Kliment Jerov (Климент Џеров), located in the central part of the cemetery. Colonel Kliment Jerov (Климент Џеров), who originated from Ohrid, died on December 3, 1916, during the fighting for Gruniski Vis (Battle on the Crna bend). After his death, he was promoted to General-Major.

Гроб на Климент Џеров - бугарски генерал кој загинал во близина на село Груниште за време на Првата светска војна
Kliment Dzerov- Bulgarian general who died near Grunishte village during WW1

Location of Gruništе village