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Gracanica Monastery, Gracanica

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 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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  • 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 church itself is architecturally of interest featuring five domes, one in each corner containing an image of one of the Four Evangelists flanking the central dome featuring Christ Pantocrator. Bri...  read more »
  • The monastery of Gracanica is a Serbian enclave in Kosovo. You only visit by private car, taxi. Surveillance is still entrusted (2015) to military of K-FOR. The iconostasis is still admirable. Despite impressive restorations ATER requirements. I totally absent signs of tourism in the beautiful jewel that you're lucky enough to see in absolute peace. We only hope that the future checks better days in this unfortunate Slavic people.
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  • 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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