Beška (island)

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Beška
Native name: Бешка
Nickname: Gorica, Beška Gorica or Brezovica
Geography
Coordinates 42°09′53″N 19°13′46″E / 42.16472°N 19.22944°E / 42.16472; 19.22944Coordinates: 42°09′53″N 19°13′46″E / 42.16472°N 19.22944°E / 42.16472; 19.22944
Adjacent bodies of water Lake Skadar
Area 015 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
Administration
Montenegro
Capital city Podgorica
Largest settlement Podgorica

Beška (Serbian: Бешка) is an island in Lake Skadar in the Montenegrin municipality of Bar.

Monastery[edit]

There are two churches in the Beška Monastery built on the island. The older church is St. George's Church, built at the end of the 14th century by Đurađ II Balšić the Lord of Zeta from 1385 to 1403. St. Mary's Church was built in 1438/1439 by his wife, Jelena Balšić.[1]

Name[edit]

The alternative names of the island include Gorica, Beška Gorica, Beška Velja,[2] Brezavica and Brezovica. In older geographical cards it is referred to as Murići.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Božanović, Ljubica (2004). "Opet zvona zvone". Večernje Novosti. Na ostrvu Beška postoje dva hrama svetog Georgija, zadužbina Georgija Drugog Stracimirovića Balšića, koji je stariji, i Bogorodična crkva, zadužbina njegove žene Jelene Balšić iz 1438. godine, 
  2. ^ Radonjić, Goran Gašo. "Od Skadra do Godinja". Barinfo. Archived from the original on 19 February 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Dinko Franetović-Bûre (1960). Historija pomorstva i ribarstva Crne Gore do 1918 godine. s.n. p. 27. Retrieved 23 January 2013.