Hermitage of St. Peter of Koriša

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Hermitage of St. Peter Koriški
Испосница Светог Петра Коришког
Saint Peter Koriški Hermitage.JPG
Hermitage of St. Peter Koriški overview
Basic information
Geographic coordinates42°15′01″N 20°48′15″E / 42.2504057°N 20.8041107°E / 42.2504057; 20.8041107 (Hermitage of St. Peter Koriški)
AffiliationSerbian Orthodoxy
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusRuins, abandoned in 1453[1]
LeadershipSerbian Orthodox Church
Architectural typeHermitage

Hermitage and Monastery of Saint Peter Koriški (Serbian: Испосница и манастир Светог Петра Коришког, Isposnica i manastir Svetog Petra Koriškog, Albanian: Vetmia e Shën Petritit) is a ruin of the hermitage and monastery located in Koriša, Prizren municipality, Kosovo[a]. The monastery and hermitage are on the same location.


The Monastery is an ancient cave dwelling that was abandoned in 1453 after the Turkish invasion.[1] After monastery was disbanded, the remains of St. Peter Koriški were moved to the monastery at Crna Reka in 1572.

The hermitage was a declared cultural monument on 16 December 1950,[2] and registered as a Protected Monument of Culture in 1990 under the protection of the Republic of Serbia.[3]


Notes and references[edit]


a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations member states.


  1. ^ a b "Koriša". Monastery of St. Peter of Koriša. Serbian Orthodox diocese of Raška and Prizren. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  2. ^ Rešenje Zavoda za zaštitu i naučno proučavanje spomenika kulture NRS u Beogradu, br. 1573 od 16.12.1950.g. Zakon o zaštiti spomenika kulture i prirodnih retkosti (Sl. glasnik NRS br. 54/4).
  3. ^ Monuments of Culture in Serbia: MANASTIR I ISPOSNICA SV. PETRA KORIŠKOG (SANU) (in Serbian) (in English)