Gracanica Monastery

Gracanica Monastery Gracanica Monastery

Gracanica Monastery is one of the most important monuments of Serbian medieval architecture, which is on UNESCO's list of world cultural heritage. Built in Kosovo and Metohija, the monastery has resisted collapse during the war, yet it managed to preserve Orthodoxy and Serbian culture.

It was built in the 14th century and dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin, and it has preserved many of Gracanica frescoes of high artistic value. Fresco painting shows the genealogy of the first Serbian dynasty, as well as portraits of Serbian archbishops and patriarchs and important scenic views of the Bible. This monastery is the highest achievement of late Byzantine architecture that captivates with its decorative elements, and spirituality.

Today the monastery has about two dozen nuns involved in icon painting, embroidery, agriculture and other monastic obedience. It in a number of daily meetings and meetings are organized with international representatives in order to ensure the survival and life of the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija.

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