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The Monastery Milentija

The Monastery Milentija
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The monastery is situated 13 km from Brus in the village with the same name, in vicinity of Koznik fortress. It was built by the end of 14th or in the beginning of 15th century and this are all the known data since there is no written records.  

 

This is medieval monastery and the quality of its stone plastic belongs to the supreme artworks of Morava School. It is not known who was the founder nor who built it, and according to the opinion of the experts its artistic value matches value of monasteries Lazarica, Kalenić or Ravanica.

 

 

Before the Second World War, the residents unburied the interior of the church, and by the end of sixties of the last century, some archeological researches have been conducted and there were discovered numerous examples of decorative stone plastic. On luxury of decorations in Milentija also testify the remains of the stone plastic preserved in the National Museum in Belgrade and National Museum in Kruševac.

 

 

The ruins of the monastery Milentija are now under the protection of the Republic of Serbia as a cultural monument of great importance.

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