October 23, 2015
Studenica Monastery – private tour
Written By Admin
This one day tour requires long hours of driving but, the pristine nature and idyllic landscapes on our way will make our trip unforgettable. Serenity and peace of both monasteries, beauty of architecture and impressive fresco paintings are well worth the journey. The ZICA MONASTERY founded and built in the early 13th century situated at the entrance to the Ibar Gorge was the first seat of the Serbian Archbishopric. Founded in as far as the 13th century it still holds the position of one of the most important monasteries in Serbia.
In STUDENICA, situated in GOLIJA BIOSPHERE RESERVE, the walls are encircling the entire complex of three churches, the refectory, treasury and monastic cells. The Church of the Virgin and the Church of the King, both enshrine priceless collections of 13th and 14th century Byzantine painting. The CHURCH OF THE VIRGIN harmoniously reconciles two architectural styles, the Romanesque and the Byzantine. The frescos of the nave and the sanctuary, made in the beginning of 13th century, are among the first examples of the monumental style that emerged in various different regions after the capturing of Constantinople by the Crusaders. These paintings, which are characterized by a new concept of space and a new expressiveness, are an essential milestone in the history not only of Byzantine art, but also of Western art. At the beginning of 14th century Michael and Eutychios, two painters painted the interiors of the CHURCH OF THE KING and the cycle of the Life of the Virgin Mary they painted is among the leading works of Byzantine art. From 1986 Studenica Monastery is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The price includes:
– Services of the professional and licensed tour guide in English, Spanish or Italian expert in Middle Ages Art
– Transportation in a higher class car or mini-bus (for more than 2 passengers) with a professional driver.
– All transportation costs, entrance fees, organisation and insurance.
Departure for this tour is from any hotel in Belgrade.
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