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Patriarchate of Pec, Pec

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • This place left me speechless. Never I have seen such a beautiful place with my own eyes. Go by all means and let yourself be astounded. The lady at the reception was extraordinarily nice as well!
  • Beautiful old convent. Impressive frescos and lovely grounds
  • The oldest monastery in this region. The monastery is structured from one main entrance hall from where you can enter to three small churches. Each church is with the beautiful wall drawings, some of them have to be repainted.
  • The mother-church of Serbian Orthodoxy and the official seat of the Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Patriarchate of Peć is a beautiful and well preserved complex of medieval churches, an ornate window into the culture of medieval Serbia. There is also an impressive 800-year old mulberry tree in the courtyard, planted by Archbishop Sava II between 1263 and 1272.
  • (Read more on Don't Complain Travel) I visited the Patriarchate in 2013. It's a very nice complex a few minutes away from the city and absolutely worth the visit. The buildings have been renovated a couple of years ago and are very beautiful. I especially want to point out the nice drawings inside of the monastery. Please keep in mind that you will need to identify yourself for a visitor pass, as the complex is protected by the KFOR. - by Don't Complain Travel

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