Đurđevi stupovi

The Đurđevi Stupovi Monastery (Serbian: Манастир Ђурђеви ступови, romanizedManastir Đurđevi stupovi, lit. "Pillars of St. George") is a Serbian Orthodox monastery located in the vicinity of today's city of Novi Pazar, in the Raška region of Serbia.[1]

Đurđevi Stupovi Monastery
Manastir Đurđevi Stupovi.jpg
Religion
AffiliationSerbian Orthodox
Location
LocationNovi Pazar
Architecture
Architect(s)Stefan Nemanja
TypeByzantine
StyleByzantine
Completed1166
Specifications
Dome(s)1
MaterialsStone
TypeCultural
Criteriai, iii
Designated1979 (3rd)
Parent listingStari Ras and Sopoćani
Reference no.96
RegionEurope and North America
Official name: Manastir Đurđevi stupovi
TypeCultural monument of Exceptional Importance
Designated26 August 1947
Reference no.SK 155

The monastery is located near Novi Pazar, on the top of a prominent elevation covered with woods. It was erected in ca. 1170 as an endowment of Grand Prince Stefan Nemanja, dedicated to St. George; it is known as the "Pillars of St. George". The monastery is exceptional not only for its position and significance it had according to medieval chronicles and manuscripts, but also for its particular architecture. It was named after the church dedicated to St George and its two former bell towers, two high towers – pillars (old Slavic language- stolp, stub). Namely, according to Stefan the First-Crowned, Nemanja had built this church to commemorate his gratitude to St. George for saving him from dungeons-caves where he was put by his brothers.[1]

BurialsEdit

 
The monastery in 2008

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ĐURĐEVI STUPOVI MONASTERY". Стазама Немањића. 2020-08-24. Retrieved 2021-03-25.

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Coordinates: 43°09′56″N 20°29′48″E / 43.16556°N 20.49667°E / 43.16556; 20.49667