Church in Velika Hoca
Church in Velika Hoca

Serbian Medieval
Chruch in Velika Hoca

Velika Hoca (Велика Хоча) is a village in the municipality of Orahovac, in Kosovo & Metohija. It is one of the Serb enclaves in Kosovo, and houses some 13 Orthodox church buildings, most of which date to the Serbian Middle Ages. Velika Hoča is situated in the historical region of Metohija and is one of the oldest settlements in Metohija. It was given as metochion by Stefan Nemanja to Hilandar in 1198–99 (Charter of Hilandar).

In the Middle Ages, Velika Hoca was a strong economical and spiritual centre with 24 churches and three monasteries. 8 monasteries and five ruins have been preserved from that period. The Dečani wine is made from vineyards in Velika Hoča since at least the reign of Emperor Stefan Dušan (r. 1331-1355).


Complete collections of all three churches in Studenica: Presentation of the Holy Virgin, King's, and St Nicholas.

The complete collection of the White church of Karan, located in central Serbia near the town of Uzice.

The medieval monastery, built in 1427, is located on the old road from Belgrade to Novo Brdo in Kosovo.

Blago Fund


Velika Hoca is located in Kosovo & Metohija.