Serbian Monastery Zica

Serbian Monastery Zica
Nemanjic’s Monasteries – The monastery of Zica, a foundation of King Stefan the First – Crowned from the beginning of 13 century. It used to be the seat of the first Serbian archbishopric and archbishop Sava Nemanjic. Here was crowned Stefan the First – Crowned, the first Serbian ruler “wreathed by the royal crown” in 1217.Studenica monastery, a foundation of Stefan Nemanja which the creator of the Serbian state and church built at the peak of his power toward the end of 12 century was the seat of creation of first Serbian literary works and early Serbian fresco painting. The Church of the Virgin served also as the mausoleum of the dynasty and its founder.

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