Monastery Gradac is situated on the slopes of mountain Golija, built in the late 13th century on the ruins of an earlier church. It is an endowment of Queen Helen of Anjou, the wife of king Uroš I . Most likely a result of her patronage, Gothic elements are present in the architecture of the monastery church, which also preserves a marble sarcophagus with the remains of the queen who later became canonized as St. Helen.
Although the fresco decoration of the interior is considerably damaged, the founder's composition can still be seen. The original iconostasis is preserved in very good condition. Gradac Monastery functions as a nunnery and in its glorious beauty it represents one of the most attractive medieval Serbian cultural -historical monuments and spiritual centers.
Monastery Gradac is located in central Serbia, some 10km west of Mladenovac.
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