Photographer's Note

Planned and built as a part of the defences of Chilandar, the tower of St Sava is not an independent fortifcation. Constructed on a rock ledge, it is adominant feature, the main defending tower of the monastery. Its western side, adjoining the defensive wall, faces the courtyard. Judging by the remains of walls in this section, the tower of St. Sava was located in the northeast part of the monastic fortress, adjoining its east wall. In size and ground plan the tower resembles the great tower of Transfguration of the monastery of Vatopedi.
At present, the tower of St Sava consists of the basement, the ground-foor, four storeys with the chapel of St. John the Forerunner and an attic. The dimensions of the tower at the base are 8.5mx13.5m.

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Additional Photos by Aleksandar Dekanski (dekanski) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 309 W: 126 N: 866] (6331)
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