Visoki Decani Monastery, Kosovo

4.9
#2 of 10 in Historic Sites in Kosovo
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. Make your Pec itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • August 17, 2017
    That the monastery of Decani is politicized realises at the latest one when one reaches the door heavily guarded by tank traps, thick walls and Natodraht. During our visit this was guarded by friendly Austrian soldiers (we could easily happen). Then we had a cultural heritage for us alone. Already the cloister with its galleries, as well as the exterior of the five-naved Orthodox Basilica is worth a visit. But the true highlight are the salty and well preserved fresco cycles inside (like a medieval comic strip, best to enjoy as part of a tour). In the monastery shop, give it a selection (especially for Kosovan relationships) in souvenirs and devotional objects. Especially recommended are the high-quality (but also high-priced) products from the monastery's own farm. Arrival with taxi to the entrance.
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  • August 16, 2017
    A striking beautiful monastery. The frescos inside are the gem of the place.It is a huge collection of frescos all over the walls.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Driving a car from the Prizren area half an hour arrived at. The checkpoints of KFOR are particularly unstoppable. Initially, I parked in the parking lot of the KFOR, were asked to move to Italy soldiers. At the entrance she made exposed skin robe € was told to wear 1. If our staff for some reason presents free of charge. Photography is a hobby camera and said OK during the chapel if you take the appearance of the soldiers. Frescoes inside the is should say serviabisantin's workmanship and State of preservation. Seeing destruction by heathen even as other temples worth seeing and.
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  • June 26, 2017
    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.
  • February 28, 2017
    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.
  • February 15, 2017
    Great albanian ortodox monastiry
  • June 13, 2016
    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.
  • May 12, 2017
    Unbeilable. Must ser

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