Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Medieval Monuments in Kosovo

There is an ongoing controversy over Kosovo's bid to join the UNESCO, which would result in this site being listed as part of Kosovo and not Serbia. I just hope that all the parts involved arrive to a peaceful agreement and the heritage is preserved.

Gračanica Monastery
This postcard was sent from Finland by Sini

Gračanica Monastery is a Serbian Orthodox monastery located in Kosovo. It was built by the Serbian king Stefan Milutin in 1321 on the ruins of a 6th-century basilica.
The Gračanica Monastery is one of King Milutin's last monumental endowments. The monastery is located in Gračanica, a Serbian enclave in the close vicinity of Lipljan, the old residence of bishops of Lipljan. - in: wikipedia

The four monuments (in red what I have):
  • Dečani Monastery
  • Patriarchate of Peć Monastery
  • Church of the Virgin of Leviša
  • Gračanica Monastery

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