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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 2 days ago via mobile

Incredible painted frescoes, the church dates to 1327 and has never been damaged through many wars, although the outer walls have been restored many times. As you enter the church, you cannot help but be impressed by the frescoes of their kings and of religious...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular frescoes, as good if not better than the Sistine chapel, and no crowds. Beautiful and well kept surrounds. Well worth a look.

Thank Bronwyn T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The monastery is about 15 mins from Peja and easy to find. Beautiful setting and stunning scenery. The frescoes are out of this world, truly amazing. If you are in Kosovo you have to visit this!

Thank Dominicg01_London
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Thank Kevster1
Reviewed 25 July 2018

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

1  Thank ms57-ny
Reviewed 24 July 2018

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
Reviewed 24 June 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

1  Thank Graeme2014
Reviewed 11 June 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

Thank michael p
Reviewed 12 April 2018

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

Thank ADFezzer
Reviewed 5 March 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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