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Zica Monastery



 

Zica Monastery is located in the central part of Serbia, near the town of Kraljevo. The monastery was built at the beginning of 13th century; its founder was Stefan the First-Crowned, the first king of Serbia. The monastery was dedicated to the Ascension of Our Lord. As the Serbian Church gained independence in 1219, Zica became the first seat of the Serbian Archbishopric. The monastery was destroyed at the end of the 13th century, but was rebuilt during the reign of King Milutin at the beginning of the 14th century.

Zica monastery was built in the Romanesque style according to the Raska School. The monastery facades were originally painted red according to the tradition of the Mount Athos monasteries. There are few well-preserved frescoes from the 13th century in the main monastery church, but most of the paintings date back to the 14th century.

Zica Monastery
Zica Monastery
 

 
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