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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Monastery Mileseva

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monastery-milesevaMonastery Mileševa, Serbian medieval monastery, is situated on the river Mileševka. It is built in Raska style, by King Stefan Vladislav (1234-1243) in the first half of the thirteenth century as his legacy, and in he himself was buried within the monastery.


In the narthex, which King Vladislav was joined the mian building on 1235,

he laid the relics of his uncle, St. Sava. Turks took the body on 1594, and transferred it to Vračar (Belgrade) and burned in an attempt to break the Serbian spirit.

The monastery was founded at the time of the Latin Empire, in the style branch so-called "plastic feel" that is characterized by monumental, decorative and tends to avoid forms of classical antiquity.

In the monastery church Bosnian ruler Tvrtko I Kotromanić, nephew of Tsar Dusan, was crowned as the The King of Serbs and the sea lands on the 1377. In the 1446 Stefan Vukcic Kosača declared himself "Herzeg of Saint Sava", at Mileševa. That is how Herzegovina got it’s name .
The monastery is now the seat of the Serbian Orthodox Church diocese.
Frescoes of Mileševa are one of the best achievements of 13th European century art, and from them the most famous White Angel, which is part of the fresco “scent carriers on the tomb of Christ”. Besides the White Angel, other masterpieces are Virgin of the Annunciation and the founders' composition with the portrait of King Vladimir. These works also represent the highest achievements of art of that time in Europe. History Portraits: Iconography of Nemanjić dynasty; on the southern wall of Prince Vladimir, on the northeastern characters Nemanja, Saint Sava, Kings Stefan, Radoslav and Dragoslav.