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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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  • This UNESCO World Heritage Listed Monastery is stunning. Having never heard of it before, we were not sure what to expect, but it exceeded our expectations in every way: the church is gorgeous inside ...  more »
  • Visited Gracanica Monastery which dated from 1539. Fabulous frescoes in well preserved church. Also visited MISSING memorial on Pristina road with photos of about 1000 people missing from 1998 /1999 W...  more »
  • The exterior of the monastery is very impressive but this is nothing compared to he historic frescoes within. Layout and building style very similar to the Princely Palace in Curtea de Arges in Romani...  more »
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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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