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Gracanica Monastery, Gracanica

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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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  • Interesting monastery situated 10 km from Pristina in Kosovo! Although not allowed to photograph your interior is a tour not to be missed!
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  • Beautiful Serbian Orthodox monastery from the 13th century. Exceptionally well-preserved. How is the church lasted memorial service did not go but we just toured the frescoes in the atrium, so the fir...  more »
  • Exceptional example of mixed architectural structure between the religious and the defensive fortification; in the context of geo local politician the monument, unique in its kind, is of significant historical interest to be subjected to the protection of cultural heritage sites. Inside the religious who dwell there are also producers of spirits.
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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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