STUDENICA (Pr. stoo-DEH-nee-tsa) Built in 1196 by Stefan Nemanja. Church of the Holy Virgin harmoniously reconciles two architectural styles, the Romanesque and the Byzantine.

ZICA (Pr. ZHEE-cha) Built by Serbian King Stefan Nemanjic (The First-Crowned) in 1208. It was the first seat of the Serbian Archbishopic.

PEC The Patriarchate of Pec (pr. Pech) and the Church of the Holy Apostles were erected by Archbishop Arsenije in 1250. Church of St. Demetrius was built by Archbishop Nikodim in 1320.

MILESEVA (Pr MEE-le-she-va) Founded by King Vladislav in 1234. One of the most important Serbian sanctuaries and spiritual centers in XIII-th century.

SOPOCANI (Pr. SO-po-cha-nee) Built by King Uros I. Several members of the Nemanjic family were buried in the monastery, including the King's mother Ana Dandolo, Stefan the First Crowned, Grand Duke George and Uros I himself.

GRACANICA (Pr. gra-CHA-nee-tsa) Monumental foundation of King Milutin Nemanjic. His charter includes the following: "I have seen the ruins and the decay of the Holy Virgin's temple of Gracanica, the bishopric of Lipljan, so I have built it from the ground and painted and decorated it both within and without"

DECANI (Pr. DEH-cha-nee) A jewel of the Serbian medieval civilization. Founded by King Stefan Uros III in 1327. Building of the church was supervised by Archbishop Danilo.

RAVANICA (Pr. ra-VAH-nee-tsa) Built by Prince Lazar in 1370. Shortly after Lazar's death at the battle of Kosovo he was buried in the monastery. The first monument of the Morava School of Serbian medieval art.

LJUBISTINJA (Pr. lyu-BO-stee-nya). Founded by Princess Milica and Prince Lazar in 1388. After the battle of Kosovo, Princess Milica became a nun and spent the rest of her life in the monastary.

KALENIC (Pr. KAH-le-nich) Foundation of protovestiar (high Byzantine title) Bogdan, his wife Milica and his brother Peter. The church was built and painted from 1407 till 1413.

MANASIJA (Pr. ma-NAH-see-ya) Founded by Despot Stefan Lazarevic. Built and painted from 1407 till 1418, and surrounded by massive walls and towers.

studenica_church_small.jpg The monastery Studenica, dedicated to the Presentation of the Holy Virgin, is the mother-church of all Serbian temples.

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zica-icon.jpg The foundation of the Serbian King Stefan Nemanjic, the First-Crowned, monastery Zica has been built between 1208 and 1230. In 1219 Zica became the first seat of the Serbian Archbishopic.

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p_icon.jpgSerbian archbishop Arsenije I (St. Sava's successor), erected the Church of the Holy Apostles and transferred his seat to Pec (Metohija); the church was painted in 1250.

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icon_m_churchsw.jpg The Mileseva monastery was founded between 1234 and 1236 by Serbian King Vladislav. The monastery is situated in a valley of the Mileseva river, near Prijepolje.

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s_church_front_icon.jpg The Sopocani Monastery, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was founded by King Uros I.

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g_crkvap1_icon.jpg The Gracanica monastery, near Lipljan in Kosovo, is one of the last monumental foundations of King Milutin Nemanjic.

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d_panorama_icon.jpg One of the jewels of the Serbian medieval civilization, the monastery Visoki Decani (High Decani) is located at the foot of the Prokletije Mountains, in the valley of the river Bistrica.

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icon.jpg Built between in 1370. and 1380s, Ravanica is the famous Prince Lazar's foundation, where he was buried after his death in the Kosovo battle.

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icon_church.jpg The legends says that the monastery was built on a site where Princess Milica met Prince Lazar for the first time; and that had happened on the day of St Archdeacon Stefan to whom the earlier chapel on the same place had been dedicated. The construction of this foundation of Princess Milica and Prince Lazar started in 1388-89.

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k_icon.jpg The Kalenic monastery is a foundation of protovestiar (high Byzantine title) Bogdan, his wife Milica, and his brother Peter.

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man_icon.jpgThe Manasija monastery was founded by Despot Stefan Lazarevic; the church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was erected and painted between 1407 and 1418. The monastery is surrounded by massive walls and towers.

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