Location: Prizren, Kosovo listening to the muezzin all accros town calling to prayer at sunset. quite an atmopshere from the Prizren fortress overlooking the city... www.francoismarclay.com | Tumblr
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Patriarchate of Pec, Kosovo
UNESCO protected spiritual seat of the Old Serbian Kingdom and Empire, this complex contains from 4 churches built between 13th and 14th centuries. After the empire collapsed, muslims have started to settle in the area, while Christians began leaving Kosovo, fearing revenge and repression. The peak of the repression were the last decades of the 16th centuries, when this Patriarchate has been abolshed as well as freedom of religion in Serbia, resulting in the Serbian rebellion of 1595. That…