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Tismana Monastery (14th Century)
The name of Tismana has Thracian origins and means a "place fortified with walls". The monastery was built into the side of a tree covered cliff face and surrounded by hills and waterfalls. The original monastery was founded by monk and calligrapher Nicodim. The main church, completed in 1377, is a stunning piece of Serbian style architecture.
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