Let me take you on a trip through almost 800 years of Serbian history – to Studenica (pronounced Studenitsa”) and Žiča – which are among the most important monuments of medieval Serbia and have played a vital role in the history of the region. Located near Kraljevo in the central Serbian region of Šumadija (which comes from the Serbian word for forest – “Šuma”), Zica (pronounced “Zhicha”) is a cultural monument with a protected status due to its exceptional national importance. Built-in 2019 by the first Serbian King, Stefan and his brother Sava, who was the first head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, it was the seat of the Archbishop and served as the coronation church for Serbian rulers. The monastery of Studenica (pronounced “Studenitsa”) is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built-in 1190 by Stefan Nemanja, the founder of the Serbian medieval state, it is the largest monastery in Serbia famous for its beauty and rich paintings. Built-in marble and stone, it represents a combination of Byzantine and Roman architectural styles which would lead to the formation of the authentic Serbian architectural style known as the Raška School. On this unique experience, you will have a chance to learn about history, architecture and famous painting schools that shaped the history of the Balkan region. Please note that the minimum for this tour is 2 persons.
Ivan Ana & Dimitrije
Hi and thanks for checking out my page! My name is Ivan and I have been a super-host on AirBnB for more than five years. Apart from hosting guests, I also organise all sorts of activities for them, mostly focused on exploring nature and the cultural history of Serbia. Having worked as a newspaper reporter on social and cultural issues for a number of years, and having a background in studies of history and archaeology, I am well acquainted with sites and facts about Serbia’s history, nature, and the cultural heritage of this region. If you want to get to know and experience the local culture and tradition more like someone from around this part of the world, come and join me on some of the lovely trips which will take you through untouched nature, hidden natural treasures and places of historical significance.
One sandwichch and one sweet per person.
Bottle of water per person
Žiča is an early 13th-century Serbian Orthodox monastery . The monastery, together with the Church of the Holy Dormition, was built by the first King of Serbia, Stefan the First-Crowned and the first Head of the Serbian Church, Saint Sava. The Studenica Monastery is a 12th-century Serbian Orthodox monastery. Studenica was declared Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia, and in 1986 UNESCO
History tour Studenica and Zica