Mileseva Monastery

Mileseva Monastery

King Vladislav, Stefan Prvovencani’s son, buried monk Sava’s body in his endowment, Mileseva Church and suddenly, Mileseva became one of the most important religious sites in Serbia. Other rulers thought that Saint Sava’s grave made Mileseva Church suitable for ceremonies in which they would proclaim themselves as kings or hercegs. Turks burnt the body in 1595 in Belgrade, unfortunately, but church remained as important as it was.

Mileseva belongs to Raska architectural style while Serbian medieval fresco painting reached its peak in Mileseva Monastery Church. White Angel on Christ’s grave is considered Serbian medieval art masterpiece and as such, it has been sent to outer space by European Space Agency.