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Peć

Short info - Peć

Peć is a city and a municipality in the northwestern part of Metohija district. It has a surface of 602 km, and a population of 170,000.

 

Peć was first mentioned in 1202, and it is believed that the town was founded by Illyrians. In the Roman period it was called Pesicium, and in his writings Ptolemy calls it Siparantum. Byzantine historian Procopius calls it Pentza in one of his works, in the 12th century the name Ždrelnik appears, and in the13th century name Peć.

 

In its history this town was the seat of the Serbian Orthodox church, organized as an archdiocese, and later as Patriarchate, since 1346, when the Emperor Dušan proclaimed Serbian empire. The city was ruled by the Arch bishop, it enjoyed many privileges and received gifts, so that its architecture and decorations were rich and varied.


 

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Monasteries

  • The Monastery Gorioč 22.1km
  • The Monastery Gorioč

    Monastery Gorioč is situated above small town Istok. According to the legend the church was built by the King Stefan of Dečani.

UNESCO

  • Pecka Patrijarsija 3km
  • Pecka Patrijarsija

    Pecka Patrijarsija complex made out of medieval Serbian church buildings, high walls and guesthouses. There are four churches inside the walls of the monastery.

  • Monastery Decani 12.5km
  • Monastery Decani

    Monastery Decani is located 17 km south from Pec.The monastery has been preserved over 1000 individual figures and scenes from the history of Christianity.

Spas

  • Pećka banja 15.8km
  • Pećka banja

    Pećka Banja, also called Ilidža, is interested for tourists because of curative mineral water springs, the temperature of which ranges from 11 to 47 degrees.

Mountains

  • Prokletije 15.8km
  • Prokletije

    Prokletije are mountains located about 10km west of Dečani, on the border with Albania. Nearby there is a lookout point, with a beautiful view of Metohija valley.