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Pec Monastery is located in northwestern part of Kosovo, close to the Montenegrin Border, in the vicinity of the town of Pec. Pec Monastery is one of the most outstanding examples of Serbian Orthodox monasteries. Pec Monastery was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2006.

The town of Pec was a major religious center of medieval Serbia. Pec became the seat of the Serbian Orthodox Church under the Serbian Tsar Stefan Dušan in 1346. Pec retained this status until 1766, when the Patriarchate of Pec was abolished.

Pec Monastery is a group of four domed churches featuring series of wall paintings. The oldest church – of the Holy Apostles – is in the middle, while the churches of St. Demetrius and The Holy Virgin at its sides. On the west side all the three churches were linked by a joint, monumental narthex. By the south side of the church of the Holy Virgin the chapel of St. Nicholas was built. The 13th-century frescoes of the Church of Holy Apostles are painted in a unique, monumental style.
 

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