Manasija Monastery, Despotovac

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Manasija, also known as Resava, is a Serbian Orthodox monastery near Despotovac, Serbia, founded by Despot Stefan Lazarević between 1406 and 1418. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. It is one of the most significant monuments of medieval Serbian culture and it belongs to the "Morava school". The monastery is surrounded by massive walls and towers. Immediately following its foundation, the monastery became the cultural centre of the Serbian Despotate. Its School of Resava was well known for its manuscripts and translations throughout the 15th and 16th centuries, even after the fall of the Despotate to the Ottoman Turks. Manasija complex was declared Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia, and monastery have entered a UNESCO Tentative List Process in 2010.Architecture and historyThe founding charter of the monastery has, unfortunately, not been preserved. The Manasija Monastery, also known as Resava, was built two kilometres northwest from the town of Despotovac, in the picturesque ravine. Construction of the monumental mausoleum and the fortified town lasted about a decade, with breaks. During this period, a church, large refectory, lodgings, adjacent buildings, towers and walls, fortifications with protective walls and trenches were constructed.
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  • Architecture, history, education, art, religion-philosophy one time-all in one place-it's a Monastery Manasija. A Pearl of medieval Serbia, freskoslikarstva and peace in the area.
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  • visit manasiji's holiday for soul and body. beautiful setting, very nice decorated access to the monastery. well equipped with the monastery's shop, great as usual circle, beautiful atmosphere. nuns affordable and ready to tell you about this sanctity is always tasteful and pleasure. they're lovely. God gave them happiness.
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  • The convent is beautiful! What I'd thought when I hear Maasija monastery that is the famous prepisivacka school. Of this year I'll definitely link to vitezijadom. In Manasija monastery is this year held another "International Medieval tournament Despot Stefan Lazarevic".. The organisation of the tournament was very good. I was impressed by the interest people for this event. Although there were a lot of people, the atmosphere was awesome. They're all really good fun, there was a lot of participants from abroad who are with us patient and unselfish sharing part of their culture and take us to the middle ages and the time of the Knights. Organized was a ride on the bus, because the traffic police have blocked the road and the car could not get to the monastery. The organizers are very generously, there were lots of stalls with home-made drink, and souvenirs. Is a rich application. The children wore wooden axes and swords and they all took pictures with dressed as Knights. Foreign guests were playing medieval music. Hot recommend especially family with kids, it's a way to introduce kids to a nice way with history and tradition, and to grown men some escape from everyday life and come back to my childhood. This attraction is free unlike monasteries abroad where the co-pay. I plan to come again with his family the following year. All we have left is memories diploma school macovanja you are the young kids out there.
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  • Gorgeous monastery, just like all the monasteries in Serbia, yet very beautiful and special in its own way. Don't get me wrong, I'm not religious, but it's hard not to have tremendous respect for people who buikt this and even those who still keep it as amazing it is. Plus the tremendously astonishing nature all around. Well, the place just needs to be visited!
  • Manasija (Serbian pronunciation: [manǎsija]), also known as Resava ([rɛ̌saʋa]) (Serbian Cyrillic: Манасија, Ресава), is a Serbian Orthodox monastery near Despotovac, Serbia, founded by Despot Stefan Lazarević between 1406 and 1418. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. It is one of the most significant monuments of medieval Serbian culture and it belongs to the "Morava school". The monastery is surrounded by massive walls and towers. Immediately following its foundation, the monastery became the cultural centre of the Serbian Despotate. Its School of Resava was well known for its manuscripts and translations throughout the 15th and 16th centuries, even after the fall of the Despotate to the Ottoman Turks. Manasija complex was declared Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia, and monastery have entered a UNESCO Tentative List Process in 2010.
  • Nice monastery! The historical place is very important. You will get free guide when come here. The souvenir shop is very rich with all home made stuff from monastery. You should buy a strawberry jam, honey, ajvar or some home made delicious traditional Serbian stuff.
  • Outstanding architecture.
  • Despot Stefan Lazarevic , the son of Saint Knez Lazar Hrebeljanovic (The Kosovo field battle 1389 ) Manasija is a Serbian Orthodox monastery near Despotovac, Serbia, founded by Despot Stefan Lazarević between 1406 and 1418. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. It is one of the most significant monuments of medieval Serbian culture and it belongs to the "Morava school". The monastery is surrounded by massive walls and towers. Immediately following its foundation, the monastery became the cultural centre of the Serbian Despotate. Its School of Resava was well known for its manuscripts and translations throughout the 15th and 16th centuries, even after the fall of the Despotate to the Ottoman Turks. Manasija complex was declared Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia, and monastery have entered a UNESCO Tentative List Process in 2010 The Manasija Monastery, also known as Resava, was built two kilometres northwest from the town of Despotovac, in the picturesque ravine. Construction of the monumental mausoleum and the fortified town lasted about a decade, with breaks. During this period, a church, large refectory, lodgings, adjacent buildings, towers and walls, fortifications with protective walls and trenches were constructed. …across hills and fields and deserts he went looking for a place on which to build the desired family, the silent home. Having found the most suitable and the best site to build the home and having said a prayer, he approached the task and laid the foundations in the name of the Holy Trinity, universal Divinity…" (Constantine the Philosopher, 1433) Despot Stefan Lazarević (founder's portrait (Fresco) on the left-hand wall in monastery church to the Holy Trinity (1413—1418). Monastery founder Despot Stefan built Manasija to serve as his mausoleum; in its grandeur, his resting place surpassed everything ever built in the Pomoravlje. The monumental and imposing Church of Manasija, together with the contemporary monuments (Ravanica, Ljubostinja, Kalenić, Gornjak, Pavlica…), bear witness to the last great artistic achievement of Morava's Serbia. The refectory was built parallel to the church, and is one of the largest known structures in medieval Serbia, which was completely covered in frescoes. The monastery compound was encircled and protected by strong walls with eleven towers and trenches.
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