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Ravanica Monastery

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The first example of the artistic style called the Morava school

Village Senje, Cuprija

Ravanica Monastery is located at the foot of Kucaj mountains near the town of Cuprija. Ravanica is endowment of Prince Lazar, who was killed in the Battle of Kosovo in 1389.
The church is dedicated to the Ascension of the Lord and monastery complex is surrounded by a solid defensive wall with seven towers. Ravanica was built between 1375 and 1377, and the frescoes were painted several years before the Battle of Kosovo. The outstanding ones are the portraits of Prince Lazar, his wife Princess Milica and their sons Stefan and Vuk. There are also extraordinary depictions of the Warrior Saints with sword, shields and armor.
Due to its architectural and artistic features, the Ravanica church is a first example of the new artistic movement called the Morava school. The church has very lively facade which is made by alternating rows of stone and brick and decorated with ceramic ornamental elements and rich sculpture.

Opening hours

09:00 – 17:00

How to get there

Highway Belgrade – Nis, exit Cuprija and continue to Senje