Medieval Monuments in Kosovo

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Clockwise from top left: Church of the Patriarchate of Peć, Our Lady of Ljeviš, church of the Visoki Dečani, a window at Visoki Dečani, church of the Gračanica, fresco of Christ at Our Lady of Ljeviš
Clockwise from top left: Church of the Patriarchate of Peć, Our Lady of Ljeviš, church of the Visoki Dečani, a window at Visoki Dečani, church of the Gračanica, fresco of Christ at Our Lady of Ljeviš

Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iii, iv
Reference 724
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 2004 (28th Session)
Extensions 2006
Endangered 2006–present

Medieval Monuments in Kosovo (Serbian: Средњовековни споменици на Косову и Метохији / Srednjovekovni spomenici nа Kosovu i Metohiji) is a World Heritage Site consisting of four Serbian Orthodox Christian churches and monasteries which represent the fusion of the eastern Orthodox Byzantine and the western Romanesque ecclesiastical architecture to form the Palaiologian Renaissance style. The sites are located in Kosovo, which Serbia considers to be its southern province, although it unilaterally declared independence in 2008.

In 2004, UNESCO recognized the Dečani Monastery for its outstanding universal value. Two years later, the site of patrimony was extended as a serial nomination, to include three other religious monuments.

Hence, the properly Medieval Monuments in Kosovo now consists of:

In 2006 the property was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger due to difficulties in its management and conservation stemming from the region's political instability.[1]

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Media related to Medieval Monuments in Kosovo at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 42°39′40″N 20°15′56″E / 42.66111°N 20.26556°E / 42.66111; 20.26556 See also: Monuments of Kosovo