Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
|Medieval Monuments in Kosovo|
|Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List|
Clockwise from top left: Church of the Patriarchate of Peć monastery, Our Lady of Ljeviš, church if the Visoki Dečani monastery, a window at Visoki Dečani, church of the Gračanica monastery, fresco of Christ at Our Lady of Ljeviš
|Criteria||ii, iii, iv|
|UNESCO region||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||2004 (28th Session)|
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:
- World Heritage Committee puts Medieval Monuments in Kosovo on Danger List and extends site in Andorra, ending this year’s inscriptions, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, July 13, 2006. Accessed April 4, 2008.
Media related to Medieval Monuments in Kosovo at Wikimedia Commons
- Medieval Monuments in Kosovo at the official UNESCO site
- Mediaeval monuments in Kosovo, National Tourism Organisation of Serbia
- Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, 'Learn the World'