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Arrival: Dolazak
Departure: Odlazak

Lešje Monastery

Lešje Monastery (monastery of the Intercession of the Theotokos), located 10 km from Paraćin. Lešje is a foundation of Župan Vukoslav, who built the Church of Our Lady on his estate in mid-14th century. During 16th century, the monastery was destroyed and abandoned. Its foundations were found after the First World War, when a new church and monetary complex were built on the medieval foundations. The monastery resembles Russian temples, but the architectural style is similar to the style of all Orthodox shrines. One of the relics kept in the monastery’s treasury is a particle of the True Cross, part of the relics of one of the 40 martyrs of Sebaste and epitrachelion of the St. John of Shanghai. Also, during consecration of the church part of the relics of great martyr Holy Prince Lazar was built in the communion table. In front of the monastery there is a beautifully designed park with several water springs, while stunning view of the village of the same name and its surroundings can be seen from the yard.