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Visoki Decani Monastery, Kosovo

4.9
#2 of 10 in Historic Sites in Kosovo
Church Tourist Spot
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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  • One of the most beautiful Nemanjic dinasty serbian ortodox church situated in Kosovo on the road between Prizren and Pec. Masterpiece of franciscan Father Vito from Kotor.  more »
  • Set in wooded hills, this is a beautifully preserved monastery. Given the recent (and longer term) history, it verges on the miraculous that it is in such a good state. The frescoes are incredible and...  more »
  • We visited the monastery on the occasion of the trip to the Balkans. As the title is a Pearl to keep for our memory, not for nothing is monitored by international forces. A place of peace in a land plagued by recent conflicts, but that I was favorably surprised for cleanliness, organization and order that I found. Kosovo is a wonderful new reality.
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  • Exceptional masterpiece of middle age. No matter in which religion you belive in to, a visit should be done. In fact, it is a historical site in the UNESCO list.
  • 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.
  • Unbeilable. Must ser

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