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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  • Absolutely magnificent medieval fortress and monastery! It was built by one of the finest knights of all time, Despot Stefan Lazarevic, that was admired even by his opponents like Mongol Khan, Ottoman Sultan and European Kings. He was the first knight on the list of the Order of Dragon, something like Champions League for knights. Possessed amazing fighting skills and military leadership and decided many historic battles in his favor. His tomb is on site as well. Come and visit the home of the greatest European knight of all time!
  • This is a medieval forth you've got to see, it's astonishing and amazing place!!! There is a lot of history about medieval Serbia, and once in a year a tournament is held in knightly battle's called JustOut!
  • Being in Manasija monastery during Just Out festival is like a time travel. All knights, people in costumes, flags and decorations makes visitors feel like they are dropped in 15th, 16th century.
  • Just out festival - divno iskustvo
  • Absolutely stunning place! The monastery is in the process of restauration but mostly is already done. It's a must see!

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