Saturday, 06. July 2013.

Monasteries


Old sources even mentioned the five monasteries on the territory of Krajina. Bukovo Monastery, Dusica in Dušanovac, Koroglas monastery near the village of Miloševo, Holy Trinity Monastery, or Blatsko west of the village and monastery Kobišnica door. Today there are still existing monasteries Vratna and Bukovo, and damaged, but with preserved walls, Manstir Koroglaš. 


Bukovo monastery is located three kilometers western from Negotin surrounded by woods. It is believed that it was built during the regency of King Milutin, in the end of XIII or the beginning of XIV century and that it was built by Archbishop Nicodemus. According to the architectural and stylistic features, monastery church of St. Nicholas has similarities with the Moravian style, the type of building which is characteristic for The Serbian Despotate (XV century). The oldest and the most valuable frescos are: Mother of God with Christ - in the firmament and Archangels Mihajlo fresco at the entrance to the church. Last painting layer was made in 1902. in the Romantic design by Steva Todorović. Frescoes were painted by associate, the painter from Knjaževac, Milisav Markovic. Bell was donated to the monastery of Knjaz Milos Obrenovic, in the 1830s.


The Vratna monastery is located about 40 km away from the Negotin, at the bottom of the famous Vratna stone gate. It was founded in the XIV century and the part of monastery was built in the 1415th, when the duke Šarban from Struza near Bucharest left the record of rebuilding which was deleted in time, but recorded in 1856 by headmaster Genadije.In 1813th the monastery was burned, and again renewed in 1817. Today, it is an active female monastery. Church of the Vratna monastery is dedicated to the Lord's Ascension (Spasovdan). 


Koroglaš monastery is located in the vicinity of Negotin, near the village of Miloševo. No reliable data regarding who and when built it, but it is assumed that it was built by King Milutin in early XIV century. National tradition says that it is the site of burial of Marko Kraljevic who, after being wounded, swim across Danube from Wlachia after the battle of the Rovinama. The monastery Koroglaš was built in his honor. The monastery was vivid, but they only save the remains of frescoes. In addition to the church is the medieval necropolis, which was only partially explored.