The city architecture of Ohrid takes a particular place in the cultural heritage as a result of which the particular type of the oriental city house built during the 18th, 19th and the beginning of the 20th century is protected more than in the other Macedonian cities. The folklore builders had built these houses under influence of the oriental and Byzantic building traditional.

Because of this, we should not be taken by surprise that even the great French architect La Corbises in his “Collection of works” dedicates particular attention to the Macedonian city house and its facades, balconies and interiors when he writes about the city architecture of the Balkan.