Hercegovacka Gracanica, Trebinje

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Hercegovacka Gracanica serves as a replica of the Serbian monastery Gracanica, and it's also the eternal home to Jovan Ducic, a Serbian poet, writer, and diplomat. The original 14th-century church was built in Kosovo as an endowment by Serbian medieval King Stefan Milutin. Its replica was erected in 2000 as a memorial to the famous local poet. The poet's remains were brought from the United States and buried in the monastery's crypt. Notice the decorations on the floor, which resemble the ornaments from the Prizren floor--a rare remaining fragment of another church built by the only Serbian emperor, Dusan the Mighty. The monastery complex includes a bishop's palace, library, amphitheater, and summer garden. The hill offers one of the best views of the city, the river, and the Ottoman bridge. Put Hercegovacka Gracanica and other Trebinje attractions into our Trebinje vacation builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Trebinje is a wonderful stop when you are coming from inner BiH and going to Montenegro. You won't regret coming to Trebinje and visiting Hercegovacka Gracanica. Tip: Hitchike to church and hitchike b...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Car rental one-day drive from Dubrovnik. Stairs width no wider trails and makes her quiet with a lovely panoramic view. Here is somehow special to felt like a sacred place. If you get tired walk come to the restaurant. Serbia tradition feeling the homemade soup is very delicious and the staff was very helpful. A stray is well worth while.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Trebinje is a wonderful town, filled with friendly, accommodating and warm people. A couple of these people took me on an impromptu trip to see the incredible church and views from the top of the moun...  more »
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  • June 24, 2017
    Beautiful surroundings and amazing place!
  • November 17, 2016
    Odličan panoramski pogled na Trebinje i izvrsno mjesto za kavu / Perfect panoramic view on Trebinje and great place for coffee
  • August 22, 2016
    Beautiful church and one of the city's sights. Nice view of the city and surounding area.
  • May 18, 2016
    Herzegovinian Gračanica is a replica of the church of the Gračanica Monastery in Kosovo. The greatest Serbian poet and diplomat Jovan Dučić was buried here. This is a jewel of Serbian Orthodox culture and spirituality.
  • March 10, 2016
    Even if you're not interested in seeing the monastery, it's worth coming here for the tranquility and the spectacular view of the town and the mountains. Absolutely beautiful.

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