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Visoki Decani Monastery, Kosovo

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
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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  • 30-min. bus from the bus station in Pella. We walked in the street from the bus stop on the "Lonely Planet". Walk trot in about 20 minutes. Along the way there are checkpoints of KFOR (Kosovo security force) here automobile checkpoints would pedestrians nor checks. Several hundred meters further at the Abbey entrance another checkpoint and enter your deposit your Passport here. The checking of luggage, etc.. Not so many tourists come here. In a very quiet, silence seemed washed minds. Is milky-white marble walls shine in the larger church is located in the Center, but the bluest sky and manicured lawns green, make you forget hard time came, over time. Internal wall ceiling frescoes of the fourteenth century by thickly. Very well preserved, almost no other tourists so you can enjoy your heart's content. The doors in the "Lonely Planet" time during the week 10:30-14:00, 15:30-17:30 has been. Which is why it walked trot was open in after 2 pm. Listen to Abbey that turn at any time. That may be the hours of our checkpoints if truth remains unknown.
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  • Impressive and very well-preserved monastry. Still guarded by Russian KFOR troups but don't let that bother you. Friendly monks work in the souvenir shop, which sells self-made cheeses and wine, next ...  read more »
  • Visoki Decani, "lofty Decani, was designed by Vid, a Catholic monk from Kotor. The facade features alternating courses of two different colored local stones, the red breccia apparently in imitation of...  read more »
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