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Fruska gora Monasteries

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Corridor: Diagonal Road
Country: Serbia, Fruska Gora Mountain, Sremska Mitrovica
Type: Christian religious centre, Cultural Landscape
Epoch: Middle Ages
Theme: Christian Monasteries
World Heritage:
Middle AgesChristian MonasteriesChristian religious centreCultural Landscape

On the Mountain of Fruska Gora, between the river Sava and the Danube, in a relatively small area, five centuries ago a unique group of 35 orthodox monasteries was located. They were built in the period from the 15th to the 18th centuries. Arhchitecture and art works preserved there, express the mixture of Serbian medieval tradition and middle European influences. They were the main school centers of literacy and knowledge. Some first Serbian modern writers and historians lived and worked there. Fifteen of the monasteries have been preserved to the present day: Krusedol, Petkovica, Rakovac, Velika Remeta, Divsa, Novo Hopovo, Staro Hopovo, Jazak, Mala Remeta, Grgeteg, Beocin, Privina Glava, Sisatovac, Kuvezedin, and Vrdnik-Ravanica.
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