The four edifices of the site reflect the high points of the Byzantine-Romanesque ecclesiastical culture, with its distinct style of wall painting, which developed in the Balkans between the 13th and 17th centuries. The Dečani Monastery was built in the mid-14th century for the Serbian king Stefan Dečanski and is also his mausoleum. The Patriarchate of Peć Monastery is a group of four domed churches featuring series of wall paintings. The 13th-century frescoes of the Church of Holy Apostles are painted in a unique, monumental style. Early 14th-century frescoes in the church of the Holy Virgin of Ljevisa represent the appearance of the new so-called Palaiologian Renaissance style, combining the influences of the eastern Orthodox Byzantine and the Western Romanesque traditions. The style played a decisive role in subsequent Balkan art.

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4 sites in this World Heritage

  • Dečani Monastery
  • Patriarchate of Peć Monastery
  • Church of the Virgin of Leviša
  • Gračanica Monastery

Dečani Monastery

Patriarchate of Peć Monastery

Church of the Virgin of Leviša

Gračanica Monastery

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Serbia 
Category
Cultural
Name
Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Selection Criteria (?)
(ii)(iii)(iv)
Year of Registered
2004
Year of Revised
2006
Keyword
Medieval architecture, Medieval City, Monument, Registered in 2004, Revised in 2006, World Heritage in Danger