At the source and rampart of the kingdom
Meet the Nemanjić dynasty. Together with our licensed, professional and experienced tourist guides.
You will hear fascinating stories about culture, history, nature and customs. Enjoy the tastes of traditional cuisine of this beautiful region of our Serbia.
Raška - a medieval Serbian state
The Grand Prince Stefan Nemanja became the most powerful ruler among the regional lords, in the second half of the 12th century. In that way, he laid the foundations of a united Serbian state. His descendants formed the kingdom of Nemanjić in Serbia. They built many fortified cities and magnificent monasteries. In the 14th century, during the reign of Dušan Nemanjić, the Serbian state rised to the imperial rank. Also, the Serbian Orthodox Church gained its first patriarch.
Žiča monastery- Imperial Lavra
The importance of the Žiča monastery in the history of the Serbian people is invaluable. It is a symbol of the beginings of the Serbian state and the autocephaly Serbian Orthodox Church and national identity. The first Serbian Archbishop Saint Sava and his brother Stefan Prvovenčani (the first crowned king from the Nemanjić dynasty began construction at the beginning of the 13th century. The monastery was founded to be the seat of the archbishopric, where kings will be crowned and archbishops of the Serbian church will be appointed. Seven Serbian rulers crowned in the Žiča monastery. A new door opened for each coronation, which is why the monastery is also called "Seven doors". The red facade is a symbol of the kingdom.
Maglič - Serbian Medieval Fortress
Maglič is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved Serbian medieval fortifications. It was probably built in the middle of the 13th century. During the time of the Archbishop Danilo, it got its current appearance. The fortress also served as the residence of Archbishop of Žiča.
The construction of the monastery began in 1183 as a gift from the Grand Prince Stefan Nemanja. There used to be 14 churches in the monastery complex. Today there are only three preserved churches: the Church of the Holy Virgin, the church dedicated to Saint Nicholas and the King’s Church. Studenica was the cultural, spiritual and medical center of medieval Serbia. Not far from the monastery, there is also the hermitage of Saint Sava. If the weather conditions allow, as well as your fitness, we will visit it. Studenica Monastery has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1986.
Scheduled departure is at 7 am from Belgrade. The meeting point is at indicated address.
The price depends on number of persons. The price includes transfers and tour guide services.
Return to Belgrade is around 9 pm.
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