Studenica monastery GPS coordinates
The Studenica Monastery is one of the Cultural Heritage of Serbia. It was built in the second half of 12th century by Stefan Nemanja, founder of the medieval Serb state, and enjoyed continual care by the members of the Nemanjić dynasty. It is the richest and largest of Orthodox monasteries in Serbia. There are two main monuments, the Church of the Virgin and the Church of the King. Both churches are built of white marble, enshrine priceless collections of 13th- and 14th-century Byzantine painting. Since 1986 the monastery is on the UNESCO Heritage List.
Place where the Serbian Orthodox Church was founded
Studenica is the high point of Serbian history. The monastery contains the remains of the first Serbian kings. This is the place where St Sava’s first literary work in the Serbian language was written. This is a place where he founded the Serbian Orthodox Church, which was separate from that of Byzantium. Monastery Studenica was the necropolis of the Nemanjic dynasty and over the centuries it became one of the most important points of the history of Serbia.