Cultural heritage monument of Kosovo
|Our Lady of Ljeviš|
Overview of the church, 1980
|Dedication||Dormition of the Mother of God|
|Diocese||Eparchy of Raška and Prizren|
|Part of||Medieval Monuments in Kosovo|
|Criteria||Cultural: ii, iii, iv|
|Inscription||2006 (30th session)|
|Type||Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance|
|Reference no.||SK 1369|
Our Lady of Ljeviš (Serbian: Богородица Љевишка, romanized: Bogorodica Ljeviška) is a 14th-century Serbian Orthodox church in the town of Prizren, in southern Kosovo. Since 2006, the church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site named Medieval Monuments in Kosovo.
In the beginning of the 14th century it was built during the reign of Stefan Milutin, King of Serbia, on the site of a former Byzantine church. The rebuilt church featured frescoes by Byzantine Greek painters, Michael and Eutychios Astrapas. After the Ottomans completed its annexation of the region in the 15th century, a minaret was erected and the complex was converted into a mosque. In 1912, when the Serbian army annexed Kosovo, the status of the church was restored. After World War II, under SFR Yugoslavia, it saw extensive restoration and reconstruction and functioned as a museum. The site was heavily damaged during the 2004 unrest in Kosovo and has been going through several phases of restoration since then.
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- "Bogorodica Ljeviška nije obnovljena ni posle 15 godina od pogroma". Politika. 27 April 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
- Zečević, D. (17 December 2018). "1.000 GODINA EPARHIJE RAŠKO-PRIZRENSKE: Duhovni bedem srpskog naroda". Večernje novosti. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
- The Serbo-Byzantine style, found mainly in the areas conquered from Byzantium, became more widespread in the reign of King Milutin. [...] The fine churches of Bogorodica Ljeviška and Gračanica, both in Kosovo, were built in this style.Bobot, Rajko (1985). Socialist Republic of Serbia. Jugoslovenska Revija. p. 39.
- "Црква Богородице Љевишке". Central Register of the Immovable Cultural Heritage. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
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Our Lady of Ljeviš
Church in Prizren, Kosovo
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municipality in District of Prizren, Kosovo
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