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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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  • Located near the ancient town of Peć in the southern region of Kosovo, monastery Dečani was built in 1327AD by Serbian King Stefan Uroš III [1285-1331]. While the imposing, domed stone exterior.....  more »
  • All you really need to know about the monastery itself has already been said in previous posts. It's an astonishing piece of architecture with a fascinating history and the most incredible...  more »
  • Impressive monastery with fortifications and annexes. Most of painting inside the monastery are original. You can light candles inside the church and you can buy booklets about the monastery in many languages. A guide is also available.
  • Beautiful UNESCO monastery. Went there on a Sunday which was very quiet and peaceful. You have to leave your ID or passport to the GFOR just outside the gate before entering. There will also be guide providing you some good information about the monastery, frescos and architecture. There is a store inside, where you can buy some souvenirs and products including wine and brandy from the monastery.

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