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Gracanica Monastery, Gracanica

Gracanica Monastery, a World Heritage site, represents the height of Serbian Byzantine tradition with a touch of Renaissance, and is adorned with well-preserved frescoes that date back to 1321. The monastery, with its five domes and precious decorative elements, is considered to be a first-class architectural achievement of the era. More than 20 nuns live and work on the premises, dedicating their lives to monastic obediences as well as to icon painting, agriculture, and sewing. View the lavish interiors of the monastery, where you'll see representations of the early life of Jesus. Look for the Day of Judgment fresco, which shows sinners being sent into eternal flames. Put Gracanica Monastery and other Gracanica attractions into our Gracanica trip itinerary maker tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The monastery of Gracanica represents the third stage of the Orthodox monasteries of Kosovo after Decani and Pec. Easily reachable from Pristina, but also from Pec and Prizen, given the small size of the country, consists, as well as conventual buildings, of a church completely frescoed inside in a wonderful way. The quality of the frescoes is absolutely remarkable. Unfortunately it is forbidden to take pictures. In any case, he deserves a careful visit. I do not recommend for this to do the same day the three monasteries, although theoretically it is feasible, in order to devote them the right time.
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  • This stunning little Orthodox Byzantine church is adorned with amazing 700 year old frescoes. Although some have been damaged over time the vast majority remain in pretty good condition. The frescoes ...  more »
  • One of the nicee and more interesting monastery of the Kosovo that wasn't burned down in 2004. It's close to the Capitol and for sure worth a visit. Although there's a busy main road in front of the monastery, it's rather quiet inside. Please respect the dress code and don't make pictures inside of the buildings.
  • Great historical and religious place.
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