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The Visoki Dečani Monastery (Serbian: Манастир Високи Дечани) is a medieval Serbian Orthodox Christian monastery located near Deçan, Kosovo. It was founded in the first half of the 14th century by Stefan Dečanski, King of Serbia.

The Visoki Dečani monastery is located by the Decan’s Lumbardh river gorge at the foot of the Accursed Mountains, in the region of Metohija. It is located about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from the town of Deçan. The monastery is managed by the Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Raška and Prizren. The monastery has been under the legal protection of Serbia since 1947 with a designation of Cultural Monument of Exceptional Importance. The monastery is part of the World Heritage site named “Medieval Monuments in Kosovo”.

Dečani Monastery is currently under 24/7 guard from KFOR. Of the four medieval monuments in Kosovo that are designated as a heritage site in danger, Dečani is the only one under direct guard from KFOR.

In 2021, Europa Nostra has listed Visoki Dečani as one of the seven most endangered cultural heritage sites in Europe.

Official website of Dečani monastery: https://www.decani.org/en/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visoki_Dečani