Pustinja Monastery

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Pustinja monastery
Manastir Pustinja.jpg
Pustinja Monastery
Pustinja Monastery is located in Serbia
Pustinja Monastery
Location within Serbia
Monastery information
Other names Манастир Пустиња
Dedicated to Presentation of Mary
Site
Location village Poćuta near Valjevo in Central Serbia
Coordinates 44°11′47″N 19°43′36″E / 44.1965°N 19.7268°E / 44.1965; 19.7268
Public access yes

Pustinja (Serbian Cyrillic: Пустиња) is a Serbian Orthodox monastery in village Poćuta near Valjevo in Central Serbia.[1]

According to local legends this monastery was built in 13th century by king Dragutin. Scientific researches found that the monastery was actually built in 1622 on the remnants of the older monastery which was built in the 11th century.[2] The construction of the monastery has been completed on 25 June 1622.[3]

Architecture[edit]

The monastery was built in the Raška architectural school. In terms of architectural and spatial traits, there is resemblance between the Uvac Monastery, Church of the Annunciation Monastery in Ovčar Banja, Pustinja Monastery, Dobrilovina Monastery, Majstorovina Monastery, Tronoša Monastery and others.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manastir Pustinja" (in Serbian). Serbian Academy of Science and Arts. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "MANASTIR PUSTINJA sa crkvom VAVEDENJA PRESVETE BOGORODICE". http://www.manastiri.rs website. Retrieved 7 September 2012. ".Po predanju osnovan je u 13 veku u vreme srpskog krallja Dragutina.Nezavisno od legende današnji hram leži na temeljima još starijeg iz 11.veka." 
  3. ^ "Manastir Pustinja" (in Serbian). Valjevozavas.net website. Retrieved 7 September 2012. "Iznad zapadnih vrata unutar crkve je natpis koji kaže da je gradnja započela u mesecu martu a bila završena 25. juna 1622. godine." 
  4. ^ Janićijević, Jovan (1998). The cultural treasury of Serbia. "In terms of its spatial and architectural traits, the Church of the Virgin Mary of Uvac Monastery resembles the Church of the Annunciation Monastery at the foot of Mount Kablar, as well as some other shrines, such as Pustinja, Dobrilovina, Majstorovina, Tronoša and others."