"Sopoćani monastery" Novi Pazar Off The Beaten Path Tip by GyuriFT

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The Sopoćani monastery, the foundation of St. King Uro? I, was built in the second half of the 13th century. It is World Heritage Site, added in 1979 with Stari Ras. The church was dedicated to the Holy Trinity and completed around 1265, with interior decorated shortly after completion. The frescoes are considered one of the best of the time. The church was deserted for over 200 years after Turks burned it in 17th Century. The fact that the frescoes are almost intact is considered a miracle.

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  • Written Apr 27, 2010
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