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Sopoćani Monastery

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Serbia.

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Completed in around 1265 then decorated ornately with frescos for years afterwards, this monastery had been left to decay since it was ransacked and set fire to by Ottoman Turks in the 17th Century. The vaults caved in and were covered with rubble, but in the 20th Century it received the love it needed and has been repaired. Despite the poor condition the main building was in the frescos somehow survived, some claim by diving intervention…

The art is considered some of Serbia’s most beautiful from this period, the main fresco depicts a procession of archbishops, but the most famous is on the nave wall and is titled ‘Domination of the Virgin.’

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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“Stari Ras and Sopoćani”

'On the outskirts of Stari Ras, the first capital of Serbia, there is an impressive group of medieval monuments consisting of fortresses, churches and monasteries. The monastery at Sopoćani is a reminder of the contacts between Western civilization and … Read more...

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