Tronosa Monastery

Tronosa Monastery

Tronosa Monastery is named after the three tiny rivers that join in one, nearby the monastery field, legend says. It is believed that the Monastery of Tronosa is founded by Queen Katarina /Katelina/, the widow of Serbian King Dragutin, shortly after his death in 1317. The church of Tronosa Monastery, which ranks among the oldest of the Nemanjic Dynasty endowments, is dedicated to the Presentation of the Holy Virgin in the Church.

The Monastery Church of Tronoša is one-nave construction of the Rashka school of architecture with the dome over the central part and the baroque belfry which was added later. The monastery of Tronosa had been destroyed few times by the Turks, to be finally demolished at the end of the 15th century. In 1941 Germans took everything worth from Tronosa Monastery. Thanks to the work of its monks copyists Tronosa Monastery played a big role in the safeguarding of many documents and thus in preservation of the culture and the tradition of Serbs. In 1797 Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic – the famous inventor and reformer of Serb alphabet attended the monastery school, to which is the small museum exposed. Tronosa Monastery was rebuilt in 1960’s. Tronosa Monastery is 17 km away from Loznica on the road to Krupanj. Before one reaches the Tronoša Monastery, arrives to the beautiful and colorful fountain of Jug Bogdana and nine Jugovićs. Legend says that the fountain was founded before the Kosovo Battle, in 1388, by Jug Bogdan and his nine sons – Vojin, Miljko, Marko, Ljubodrag, Radmilo, Boško, Stojan, Veselin and Damjan.

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