Crkva Svete Trojice – the Church of the Holy Trinity, built in the style of Moravska skola – the Morava School in the 15th century, is supposed Mausoleum of despot Stefan Lazarevic. DNA analysis undertaken in 2006 proved with 99.378% precision that the corpse founded in burial place in church is of a descendant of Knez Lazar, but it is uncertain...more
Manasija also known as Resava is Serbian Orthodox monastery founded by despot Stefan Lazarevic between 1407 and 1418. Monastery had become the cultural center of the Serbia immediately following its foundation. Due to expansion of Ottoman Empire and its powerful military force, monastery was built as the strong defensive fortification. Manasija...more
This city is a strange city. Since over 65% of the population lives in foregine countrys they only come over the summer june- august then after that this turns to a gost town. But never the lest. In the city of Despotovac its mostly cafes and restaurants not so much to see and do besides the famose Monostary " Manastir Manasia", just outside...more
Manasija monastery was very strong defensive fortification because, at the time it had been built, less than 20 years after the Battle of Kosovo, Serbian state had been under the constant threat from the expanding Ottoman Empire. Fortification wall connects eleven towers – eight of them rectangular, two hexagonal, and one, the biggest and the...more
Close to Despotivac there is a famous Manasija monastery with St. Trinity church. Built between 1407 and 1418 by Stefan Lazarević - son of Grand Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović who lost his life on the Kosovo Polje battlefield in 1389. St. Trinity church has numerous frescoes from 15. century and a 19th century wooden iconostas (to our dismal...more
So-called "masi kule" ("masi towers") are open extensions of the facade of towers. They are 70-80 cm "out" of tower and 55 to 100 cm high. Althouh "masi towers" existed in 12th century, they are present at Serbian fortifications just from late 14th century. "Masi towers" can be seen on several towers of Manasija monastery defensive fortification.more
Besides the monastery church, parts of the old refectory and library have also survived at Manasija. The library-housed manuscript workshop where the many books required by the Church were copied. The "Resava" script was highly valued and for a long time served as the model for subsequent scribesmore
Manasija also known as Resava, is a Serbian Orthodox monastery located near Despotovac, founded by despot Stefan Lazarevic between 1407 and 1418. It is one of the most significant monuments of medieval Serbian culture and it belongs to the "Morava school". Immediately following its foundation, the monastery became the cultural centre of the Serbian...more
There are two restaurants near the waterfall Veliki Buk, both excellent, and both, in some way – very special. Vodopad (waterfall), one of them, is a bit more modern than the other, offering wider choice of food and service. Having the meal in the open air, by the stream or even on the small wood bridge above the stream is great. Vodopad also...more
There are chinese shops all over Despotovac. Here you can find clothes, toys, makeup ect, ect. It´s like small department stores something of everything.
Resava Cave is the first cave in Serbia open for tourist visits in April 22nd 1972, 10 years after it had been discovered. It is located about 20 km from Despotovac, and it is very easy to find it just by following the signs by the road.Reasva Cave is rich in ornaments of various shapes and colours, pillars, coral-like calcite deposits… The cave...more
Waterfall Veliki Buk (one of the meaning could be "the great roar") is part of hydrocomplex Lisine. It is about 20 km from Despotovac and it is very easy to reach it just by following the signs by the road.Stream Veliko vrelo ("the great well") falls from about 20 m high cliff and forms Veliki Buk, one of the highest waterfalls in Serbia. During...more
Here are some good websites of Despotovac. Klick on the link.
Serbia visit A good page in English.
Manastir Manasija A page about Manastir Manasija (Manasija Monastery). Website in English
Resavska Pecina A page about Resavska Pecina (The Resavska Cave ). Website in English