Gracanica Monastery

Gracanica is a Serbian Orthodox monastery located in Kosovo. It was rebuilt by the Serbian king Stefan Milutin in 1321 on the ruins of a 6th-century early Christian three-naved basilica. Gracanica Monastery was declared a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1990, and it is protected by the Republic of Kosovo and considered as a protected monument by the Republic of Serbia because of the unaccepted self declared independence of Kosovo, and on 13 July 2006 it was placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List under the name of Medieval Monuments in Kosovo as an extension of the Visoki Decani site which was overall placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

The Gracanica Monastery is one of King Milutin's last monumental endowments. It is situated in the municipality of Gracanica, part of the Community of Serb municipalities in Kosovo. It is located 5 km (3.1 mi) from Pristina. The monastery is in the close vicinity of Lipljan (ancient Roman town of Ulpiana), the old residence of bishops.

  • ''Грачанице... кад би се могла на небеса вазнети...''
  • Манастир Грачаница XIV век задужбина краља Милутина Немањића~~~Gračanica monastery from XIV century foundation of Serbian king Milutin Nemanjić
  • Манастир Грачаница XIV век- Унеско светска културна баштина~~~ Gračanica monastery XIV century -Unesco world heritage
  • Свети Сава фреска~~~Saint Sava fresco