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Visoki Decani Monastery, Decan

One of the best-preserved Serbian monasteries of Byzantine and Western styles, represents the largest medieval church of the Balkans and is designated a World Heritage site. Established in 1327, it also features over 1,000 compositions and several thousand portraits of religious character, making it the largest preserved gallery of Serbian medieval art. See the white-and-pink exterior marble walls, and tour the monastery's dark, mysterious interior adorned with lavishly decorated portals and windows. You'll also have the chance to view the 14th-century wooden iconostasis and look for King Stefan's sarcophagus. The monastery is characterized by the eastern Orthodox Byzantine and Romanesque combination of styles, recognized as a significant artistic representative of the Balkans. Make your Decan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • A religious and artistic World Cultural Heritage sight that must be visited once. It's a shame the local Albaninas do not really protect and promote it because it's a 700-year old wonderful Serbian Or...  more »
  • Beautiful monastery located in a beautiful setting. Passports must be left at the access gate as the monastery is protected by the United Nations KFOR forces (it has suffered several attacks). We did a guided tour of the monks for the facilities and they invited us to coffee afterwards. Free access and souvenir shop. Free parking nearby.
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  • A wonderful place to visit. Peaceful and Quiet :D
  • One of the most interesting medieval Serbian sites in Serbia
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