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. Plan my Trebinje trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • The church is beautiful inside and out with a stunning view as well. It is located on top of the hill. There is also a souvenir shop.  more »
  • Little sunny cozy town! Be sure to visit if you're in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Charming Hercegovachka monastery of Gracanica: amazing views! Visit the Centre of town Trebinje: plane-square-city centre; with am-here local market, and in the evening-the whole area is one large Café. The locals come to this area to chat! Here in the heart of the old town, outside of which an old Turkish Tower, shopping area. Behind the walls of the city-monument to Jovan Duchichu ...
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  • A beautiful temple, very well located on a hill, which is visible throughout the city. Suitable for a photo shoot.
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  • Beautiful and historical place, you have great panoramic view on City Trebinje. This church is surrounded with park and nice plaza. If you are visiting Trebinje or passing by, this is perfect place to visit.
  • Vrlo lijepo. / Very nice. Serbian Orthodox Church and Monastery builit on Crkvina hill above Trebinje in 2000, as a replica of the famous Gračanica Monastery complex in Kosovo (14th c.) near Priština. In the church, there is tomb of Jovan Dučić (1871-1943), Bosnian Serbian poet and diplomat. Beautiful view on Trebinje city and Popovo polje/Popovo valley in Eastern Hercegovina, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Hercegovina. N.B. Travelling from Croatia, EU citizens need passport (Bosnia and Hercegovina is not EU member!)
  • No history whatsoever. One of the many empty show-offs of occupation in Serb-administered lands of BiH.
  • Great view over the city. Good to visit anytime if the day however I would recommend early morning.
  • Odličan panoramski pogled na Trebinje i izvrsno mjesto za kavu / Perfect panoramic view on Trebinje and great place for coffee

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