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Visoki Decani Monastery, Kosovo

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One of the best-preserved Serbian monasteries of Byzantine and Western styles, represents the largest medieval church of the Balkans and is designated a World Heritage site. Established in 1327, it also features over 1,000 compositions and several thousand portraits of religious character, making it the largest preserved gallery of Serbian medieval art. See the white-and-pink exterior marble walls, and tour the monastery's dark, mysterious interior adorned with lavishly decorated portals and windows. You'll also have the chance to view the 14th-century wooden iconostasis and look for King Stefan's sarcophagus. The monastery is characterized by the eastern Orthodox Byzantine and Romanesque combination of styles, recognized as a significant artistic representative of the Balkans. Add Visoki Decani Monastery to your Pec travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Pec holiday planner.
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  • From the entrance, guarded by NATO troops, this place is special. Once on the monastery grounds you'll see the beautiful and very well preserved church made with local stones. However, the inside will...  more »
  • This is a very beautiful, but very protected location. The Decani Monastery is situated in the western part of Kosovo. It was built between 1327 and 1335.  more »
  • The monastery is resplendent with frescoes throughout the interior. They alone make this monastery worth the visit. But the facts that: this monastery still exists despite its location and the trouble...  more »
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  • Whether you believe in Gods or not this is truly part of the worlds heritage. We are lucky it has survived this long - lets hope it will remain for future generations (of all religions) to admire.
  • Great albanian ortodox monastiry
  • This is such a quiet and relaxing places, despite the tension that happens outside the monastery's walls. If for nothing else, it would still be worth visiting for the rare fresco depicting Jesus holding a sword which is a rather symbolic sword that cuts the sin from men.
  • One of the most beautiful serbian monastery
  • A beautiful place