Sopocani Monastery

Sopocani Monastery

King Uros, Nemanja’s grandson finally stabilized medieval Serbia. As tradition imposed, he also built his endowment monastery, beautiful Sopocani. Uros’ parents King Stefan and Queen Ana Dandolo as well as King Uros himself and his wife Queen Helen of Anjou found their final dwelling in Sopocani. Father and son obviously preferred western women, Venetian and French respectively.

Artistic significance of Raska style Sopocani church lies in beautiful frescos done by Greek painters from Constantinople. Ascension of the Mother of God more than others, herald Italian renaissance. Therefore, Sopocani Monastery together with Stari Ras are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1979.