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Visoki Decani Monastery

Rruga Sali Ceku | the Prokletije Mountains, Decan 51000, Kosovo
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Dating back to the 14th century, this is the best-preserved Serbian monastery that represents an exceptional synthesis of Byzantine and Western medieval styles.
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Rruga Sali Ceku | the Prokletije Mountains, Decan 51000, Kosovo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot add more than has already been said. Don't be put off by the lack of signage by the local authorities ... that's due to persisting bad blood with the Serbs. This monastery is a stunning work of art and faith. My wife and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guarded by KOFOR, since it's run by the Serbian Orthodox Church, so bring your passport. Stunning frescoes from the 14th century show the history of the Serbian dynasty that founded the monastery, as well as biblical scenes. No photos of the interior allowed, no credit...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entry is obtained by passport left with UN troops in a guardhouse immediately outside the monastery right next to the parking lot. The monastery is surrounded by walls against which are built the monks sleeping and working quarters, offices and a shop. In the centre...More

Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

We were en route from the Albanian Alps to Prizren and stopped here as recommended by my Lonely Planet guidebook. Don't be put off by the presence of KFOR (Kosovo Force UN troops stationed here for the security of the Serbian monks). Note that you...More

Thank Graeme2014
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

Decani is a beautiful and serene place to visit. This is a must see in Kosovo. I is located near a small village in the Kosovo countryside. The grounds are well kept and beautiful to stroll around. The only sound is the sound of the...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Highly recommended. The frescoes are incredible, and worth the additional security checks on the way in.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

We were going to be visiting the Albanian Alps. and some of our friends suggested that we cross over into Kosovo and see the Monastary.. Great advice. We loved the frescoes. While the outside looks great - the real jewel is the inside. If you...More

Thank Hans S
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We loved this monastery. We were driving ourselves and it was easy to find. The KFOR soldiers and the monks were all friendly - a really helpful guide showed up to explain all the frescoes and the history of the monastery. The setting is really...More

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Reviewed December 13, 2017

To access this monastery you must get a bus from Peje (only 20 minutes) to the town of Decan. It is a 30 minute walk along a quiet road towards the Rugova Mountains. Once you approach the guarded monastery, you must hand over your passport...More

Thank Joe H
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Easy to access from Peja. Just a 20 min bus ride to the village of Decani where you'll be dropped off at the central roundabout. If you consider the entrance to the roundabout from Peja, you then walk down the second exit. It is about...More

Thank MrR B
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