The Đurđevi Stupovi Monastery (Serbian: Манастир Ђурђеви ступови, romanized: Manastir 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.
|Đurđevi Stupovi Monastery|
|Parent listing||Stari Ras and Sopoćani|
|Region||Europe and North America|
|Official name: Manastir Đurđevi stupovi|
|Type||Cultural monument of Exceptional Importance|
|Designated||26 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.
- "ĐURĐEVI STUPOVI MONASTERY". Стазама Немањића. 2020-08-24. Retrieved 2021-03-25.