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Patriarchate of Pec, Pec

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#3 of 10 in Historic Sites in Kosovo
Nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains and forests, represents a Byzantine-styled Serbian Orthodox monastery dating back to the 12th century. -This World Heritage site is considered to be the center of the Serbian Church. Founded by Saint Sava--one of the most prominent figures in Serbian history--the monastery shows a complete timeline of medieval wall painting styles and frescoes from the 13th century to the 18th century. View its monastic treasures, such as manuscripts and silverware, and see marble sarcophagi of archbishops and patriarchs adorned with ornate sculptures. Put Patriarchate of Pec at the forefront of your travel plans using our Pec trip itinerary tool .
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  • August 17, 2017
    The monastery is the spiritual center of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and accordingly has a hard time in the predominantly Albanian dominated Kosovo. It is protected by kilometre-long walls, you must submit his identification before entering - and go through then still a long "demarcation zone" before you reach the monastery. The monastery itself is then very scenic part of the outflow of the Rugova Canyon and strongly reminiscent of outside the famous monasteries of Athos (more recently it shines for the visitors in bright red). With the admission price to get a worthwhile audio guide that provides a historical and art-historical overview of the monastery. It is especially interesting that the monastery consists of a complex from ships grown in different centuries and chapels. The fact that the eyes were removed just the most revered Saints is highly disconcerting (supposedly they were scraped by believers, to benefit from their healing powers). The monastery shop is well sorted and in addition to the usual devotional also in-house food and spirits.
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  • August 5, 2017
    by showing his papers because of secure access, then we accessed in a small park, souvenir small shop and one of the nuns gives you various information with a smile. No potential photos everywhere!
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  • July 18, 2017
    It is clear that this and the neighbouring monk monastery are listed among the World Heritage sites. I have hardly ever seen more and more interesting frescoes. There is no doubt about it: these place...  more »

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