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Vlaska church (Vlaska crkva) description and photos - Montenegro: Cetinje. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Vlaska crkva.
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The Vlaska Church is a current church with an old cemetery, located in the historical center of Cetinje. It was built in 1450. Officially, the temple is called the Nativity of the Virgin. Because of the two names, confusion can arise, since in Cetinje there is a church called Vlaska, which stands on the Chipura hill. The second church belongs to the Cetinje monastery.
Its name is " Vlashka " The church received from the peoples who once lived here - the Vlachs (or Vlachs), who were the Eastern Romanesque Orthodox population of the Balkans. Legends explain the name of the church by the fact that it was built in the middle of the 15th century by shepherds, since in Serbian “shepherds” is “vlasi”.
The way the church looks today is due to the reconstruction, held since the middle of the 19th century. Nevertheless, the unique frescoes of the Greek school have survived to this day in the church.
The cemetery surrounding the temple has a fence made of 2,000 thousand captured rifles obtained during the Montenegrin-Turkish wars. In 1939, a monument “Soul of Lovcen” was erected opposite the church. This monument was erected in honor of the Montenegrins who died in a shipwreck, who returned from the United States to their homeland, wanting to help their compatriots in the First World War.
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