Manasija Monastery, Despotovac
Manasija, also known as Resava, is a Serbian Orthodox monastery near Despotovac, Serbia, founded by Despot Stefan Lazarević between 1406 and 1418. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. It is one of the most significant monuments of medieval Serbian culture and it belongs to the "Morava school". The monastery is surrounded by massive walls and towers. Immediately following its foundation, the monastery became the cultural centre of the Serbian Despotate. Its School of Resava was well known for its manuscripts and translations throughout the 15th and 16th centuries, even after the fall of the Despotate to the Ottoman Turks. Manasija complex was declared Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia, and monastery have entered a UNESCO Tentative List Process in 2010.Architecture and historyThe founding charter of the monastery has, unfortunately, not been preserved. The Manasija Monastery, also known as Resava, was built two kilometres northwest from the town of Despotovac, in the picturesque ravine. Construction of the monumental mausoleum and the fortified town lasted about a decade, with breaks. During this period, a church, large refectory, lodgings, adjacent buildings, towers and walls, fortifications with protective walls and trenches were constructed.Add Manasija Monastery and other attractions to your Despotovac trip itinerary using our Despotovac trip planner .
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スロヴェニアを除く旧ユーゴスラビア・アルバニアをドライブした際に、Manasija修道院を訪ねました。山間の舗装道路を進むと城壁に囲まれた修道院が姿を現します。綺麗に手入れされた庭の草花を眺め、教会内に入りました。 城壁へも階段・通路が整備されており、安心して登れます。高くて厚い城壁からは周囲を見渡せ、きっと、昔は敵の（異教徒の）襲来を監視しながら修行していた事が偲ばれます。ここで、記念に修道院製... more »I visited Manasija monastery when I drove to the former Yugoslavia Albania except Slovenia. A monastery surrounded by walls will show up as you proceed through the mountain paved road. I looked at the flowers of the garden which were neatly groomed and entered the church. The walls are also equipped with stairs and corridors, making it easy to climb. The high and thick walls overlook the surroundings, and recalled that they were trained while observing the enemy's attack in the old days. Here, we bought a memorial wine, postcards and soap. Photos cannot be attached with large capacity.
The serenity of the place is stunning. You can visit the church and the resting place of one of the most famous Serbian rulers. The Fortress is not always open to visit the towers, but you can enjoy t... more »
Beautiful place one of the oldest monasteries in serbia is a 600 years old . Quickly and easily comes to the monastery. All recommendations for a place especially in summer hot days because it is situated between the mountains ...
Beautiful fortress and monastery in beautiful nature surrounding. Church and frescoes are very damaged but still stunning.
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