Serbia – Belgrade, Rakovica Monastery (July 2020) Only 10 km south of the center of Belgrade, hidden between the hills, is the Rakovica Monastery. Today’s monastery of Rakovica is first mentioned in written sources in the 16th century, at this location where it was moved most probably for security reasons. In the central part of the complex, there is a church dedicated to the archangels Michael and Gabriel.
This church was probably built in the period from the middle of the 16th to the end of the 17th century. The church is a single-nave building in the shape of an inscribed cross with strong influences of the Moravian school. Two domes can be seen on the church, the larger of which is above the nave and the smaller above the narthex. The new iconostasis was erected in the middle of the 19th century, and was built with a money donated by Mihailo Obrenović.