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Gracanica Monastery, Gracanica

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. Put Gracanica Monastery and other Gracanica attractions into our Gracanica trip itinerary maker tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Is flag of Serbia flapping around around Serbia district, (Bank of Serbia in front of ATMs did got made only). For KFOR forces too, you can visit the peaceful mood. State of conservation of the frescoes is less in the Decani monastery. Also wanted to say about men was destroyed in the Ottoman era.
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  • The rest of the grounds aren't that impressive but the church is stunning. Be aware you have to give your passports to the soldiers at the gate, and be very modestly dressed (men no shorts, women cove...  more »
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  • Amazing Serbian culture that originates in 12/13 century! Serbias monastery is older than Columbus...
  • KOSOVO can be very proud of its world heritage-listed monastry.
  • We had a great guide there who explained a lot about the history of the monastery
  • Amazing structure. One of the nicest monasteries in Serbia.
  • A wunderful Church in Republic of Kosovo

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