the outskirts of Lyutibrod village the ruins of one of the earliest
Christian monuments in the area are preserved. These are the foundations
of a huge basilica, which was built in the first century after the adoption
of the Christianity as an official religion in the Roman Empire. It
dates from the 5th century AD. The building is to be noted for its location
in the heart of the mountains and the richness of its decoration.
the interior of the basilica the remains of the pavement of the floor,
of the altar fence could be seen, as well as sections of the colonnade.
The beauty and the exquisiteness of these architectural remains take
us back to the times when the Balkans were no more some distant provinces
of the Roman Empire, but the central part of the newly created Byzantine