Gračanica Monastery World Heritage Site

Cultural heritage monument of Kosovo

Gračanica Monastery
Манастир Грачаница (Serbian)
Manastir Gračanica  (Serbian)
Manastiri i Graçanicës  (Albanian)
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Monastery information
Other namesHoly Virgin's temple of Gračanica
OrderSerbian Orthodox
Dedicated toHoly Virgin
DioceseEparchy of Raška and Prizren
Founder(s)King Stefan Milutin
Important associated figuresStefan Milutin, Queen Simonida, Patriarch Makarije Sokolović
StyleSerbo-Byzantine style
LocationVillage of Gračanica, 5 km (3.1 mi) from Pristina, Kosovo[a]
Public accessyes
Official nameMedieval Monuments in Kosovo
Criteriaii, iii, iv
Designated2004 (28th session)
Reference no.724-004bis
RegionEurope and North America
State partySerbia
TypeMonument of Culture of Exceptional Importance
Reference no.СК 1367[1]

Gračanica Monastery (pronounced [ɡratʃǎnitsa]; Serbian: Манастир Грачаница / Manastir Gračanica, Albanian: Manastiri i Graçanicës) is a Serbian Orthodox monastery located in Kosovo. It was built by the Serbian king Stefan Milutin in 1321 on the ruins of a 6th-century basilica. The monastery was declared a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1990, 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 Dečani site which was overall placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

The Gračanica Monastery is one of King Milutin's last monumental endowments. The monastery is located in Gračanica, a Serbian enclave in the close vicinity of Lipljan, the old residence of bishops of Lipljan.

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  • District of Pristina

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  • Gračanica Monastery
  • Ulpiana
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  • RIT Kosovo
  • Bregu i Diellit

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