Hercegovacka Gracanica, Trebinje

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Church · Tourist Spot
Hercegovacka Gracanica serves as a replica of the Serbian monastery Gracanica, and it's also the eternal home to Jovan Ducic, a Serbian poet, writer, and diplomat. The original 14th-century church was built in Kosovo as an endowment by Serbian medieval King Stefan Milutin. Its replica was erected in 2000 as a memorial to the famous local poet. The poet's remains were brought from the United States and buried in the monastery's crypt. Notice the decorations on the floor, which resemble the ornaments from the Prizren floor--a rare remaining fragment of another church built by the only Serbian emperor, Dusan the Mighty. The monastery complex includes a bishop's palace, library, amphitheater, and summer garden. The hill offers one of the best views of the city, the river, and the Ottoman bridge. Plan my Trebinje trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • This Monastery is definitely one of the most beautiful I've seen in that part of the World. It is perched up on the hill, and has stunning views of the valley below. It reminded me a lot of the one...  more »
  • A beautiful place in an amazing location with exceptional view and beautiful in its own right. Worth the drive  more »
  • An absolute must in Trebinje. Take your time and stroll slowly towards the top of the hill at the end of the day to be welcome by a fantastic sunset view over the town. Worth visiting the church, but the great appeal is definitely sitting at the terrace on a summer day and enjoying the views while having a bite and a local brew. If you're into some kitsch stuff you can always buy a souvenir at the gift store.
  • Beautiful church overlooking Trebinje. Worth a visit if you are in town.
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