Rakovac monastery

Rakovac monastery in 1885
Rakovac monastery dormitory

The Rakovac Monastery (Serbian: Манастир Раковац / Manastir Rakovac) is a Serb Orthodox monastery on the Fruška Gora mountain in the northern Serbian province of Vojvodina. According to a legend written in 1704, Rakovac Monastery was founded by a certain man, Raka, courtier of Despot Jovan Branković. The legend states that Raka erected the monastery in 1498. The earliest historical records mentioning the monastery are dated to 1545/1546.

Rakovac Monastery was declared Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1990, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia.

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Coordinates: 45°11′06″N 19°46′48″E / 45.18500°N 19.78000°E / 45.18500; 19.78000

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