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Gracanica Monastery, Gracanica
(4.7/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
Gracanica Monastery, a World Heritage site, represents the height of Serbian Byzantine tradition with a touch of Renaissance, and is adorned with well-preserved frescoes that date back to 1321. The monastery, with its five domes and precious decorative elements, is considered to be a first-class architectural achievement of the era. More than 20 nuns live and work on the premises, dedicating their lives to monastic obediences as well as to icon painting, agriculture, and sewing. View the lavish interiors of the monastery, where you'll see representations of the early life of Jesus. Look for the Day of Judgment fresco, which shows sinners being sent into eternal flames. Arrange to visit Gracanica Monastery and other attractions in Gracanica using our Gracanica vacation route planner.
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  • Very beautiful monastery. Located near Pristina, in the village of Grachanicha. To get here by car. Near the monastery there is a car parking. Entrance is free of charge. At the entrance hangs a sign forbidding photography on the territory of the monastery, but in fact all the tourists take pictures and shoot video. The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The main building of the monastery is the Cathedral of the assumption. The Interior of the Cathedral is decorated with unique frescoes. At the time of our visit (November 2016) in the Cathedral went active restoration work on restoration and preservation of the frescoes. Highly recommend to visit this monastery!
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  • One of the objects of Kosova, protected by UNESCO. Amazing wall painting monastery church cannot leave anyone indifferent.
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  • Beautiful monastery with beautiful fresco in particular and very beautiful distinctive architecture in a beautiful peaceful place. Though Kosovo does not say much to visit this monastery is a small diamond.
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  • The most beautiful monastery in all of Serbia. Other beautiful monasteries inside the country include Studenica, Bogorodica Ljeviška, Manasija, and Mileševa (among so many others). Check them out! 🇷🇸👍🏼
  • PRIDE OF SERBIA. KOSOVO IS SERBIA ALWAYS AND FOREVER. Beautiful place.
  • When I entered, no one guarded this world heritage, just some prayers. The modern glass windows embedded in the old churches make it unique and vivid
  • Spent several years in Kosovo a large portion of it I had the privilege to visit the Monastery on numerous occasions. The History of this Monastery and Gracanica is amazing to say the least. A beautiful Church with history dating back past the 1300's. Very nice place to visit, and if occasion brings you into the nearest Airport in Pristina, I wouldn't miss visiting this Monastery and interfacing with the people.!!!
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