Photographer's Note

I have already shared with you my picture of this wonderful example of the Byzantine style: Hercegovačka Gračanica, a Serbian Orthodox church in Trebinje. Here a glimpse into its magnificent interior.

Hercegovačka Gračanica is a faithful copy of the church in the monastery of Gracanica in Kosovo and Metohija, an endowment of King Milutin (1282-1321). It was built in 2000 on the hill above Trebinje, with the desire to fulfill the testament of the Serbian poet Jovan Ducic, a native of Trebinje. His remains were transferred from the United States and buried in the crypt of the monastery church. The memorial complex consists of the church of the Holy Mother with a bell tower, bishop's palace, a library, an amphitheater, a gallery, banquet hall, fountain and Jacuzzi.
The temple can be seen from any point in Trebinje because it is located on a hill which overlooks the entire city.

Info about the church was sourced from this article in Serbian Wikipedia, translated with Google Translate and edited.

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