Andrea StojanovićJovana KašovićProf. Vladimir Majstorović• Tourism and catering High SchoolČačak
’’Transromanika – World Heritage inYoung Hands’’Authors:Jovana KašovićAndrea StojanovićVladimir Majstorović, professor
Why “Transromanica“ and what is the topic of this project?Transromanica is a cultural route which connects European heritage of the Romanesque period. It is the European culturaland tourist route which joins the monuments in Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Slovenia, and since 2007 the ones inSerbia, as well. The Council of Europe included “Transromanica” into the programme “Major European CulturalRoutes”, since it links and promotes the shared heritage of Europe.
The first Romanesque influences of the West in Serbia come from the southern Italy,over the Mediterranean, and are primarily reflected in architecture and sculpture. Onthe cultural route of “Transromanica”, you can see the best preserved churches andmonasteries of Raška School, which are concealed gems of the Romanesqueinfluence in Serbia.’’Transromanika –World Heritage inYoung Hands’’
Serbian Medieval art is unique because it unites the influence and the elements of the WesternEuropean art to the ones on the East – Byzantium. This innovative synthesis appeared as a result of thedistinctive position of Serbia, which is situated on the very crossroads between the East and the West.WEST - Podsreda Castle in SloveniaEAST - Hagia Sophia, Instanbul
ЖичаГрадацOne example of the influence is also noticeable throughout thepaths of Transromanica which comprise an integral part of thecultural tourist route.Студеница Ђурђеви ступовиСопоћани
ЖичаГрадацTraveling from Belgrade about 180 km to the south, you come to thevalley of the Ibar river.Студеница Ђурђеви ступовиСопоћани UNESCOCaravan
We reach the first monastery of this cultural tourist route – Žiča. The Žiča Monastery with the Church of the Savoir (Ascension ofChrist) is in Central Serbia was commissioned by Stefan the First Crowned and Sava. It was built in1220. The Romanesque influencewas reflected in the decoration of the portal and windows of this edifice as well as in the characteristic friezes of blind arcades.UNESCO
Studenica Monastery compound the most important and best know is the church devoted to the Mother of God - Church of our Lady,which is a crypt of Stefan Nemanja. It was built in the period between 1183-1196/7.UNESCO
Студеница – fresco of the Birth of Christ crucifixion of ChristThe Romanesque decoration of St. Marrys church in Studenica represents one of the richestprogrammatic and stylistic creations in the Serbian Medieval art.UNESCO placed Studenica on the List of the World Cultural Heritage, in 1986.
The Gradac Monastery is loacted on the woody slopes of Golija Mount. The year of its foundation were in the last quarter of XIIIcentury. It is the endowment of the Queen Helen dAnjou, wife of Serbian King Uroš I.The synthesis of the Byzantine and Romanesque elements rank the church among the monuments belonging to the Raška School.UNESCO
Sopocani monastery is situated near the source of the River Raška. The Monastery with the church devoted to Trinity, it is theendowment of King Uroš I. It was built in the second half of 13th century.UNESCO
because of exceptional spiritual, cultural and artistic value was included by UNESCO, in 1979 in the List of the World CulturalHeritage.UNESCO
Dormition of the Holy Virgin - Успење пресвете Богородице, СопоћаниGreatest artistic achievement and value is the internal decoration – frescoes, as one of themost exquisite painting masterpieces of the European art of 13th century
Фреска, Исус ХристThe thing that fresco-painters of Sopoćani managed to achieve in linearity and colourcan only be seen in Italian Renaissance as well.Фреска, Свети Јован
The Monastery Đurđevi Stupovi is located near Sopoćani. It was built at the beegining of the 12 st. Romanesque style are two domesincluded in the plan of the church, situated in the west, to the left and right from the narthex. UNESCO included the Djurdjevi Stupoviin the World Art Heritage.UNESCO
ЖичаГрадацFrom this part of Serbia we take you to Čačak, where our school islocated.Студеница Ђурђеви ступовиСопоћани UNESCOCaravanČAČAK
UNESCOČačak is one of the biggest towns in Central Serbia with around 72.000 citizens.
Right here in Čačak you can find one of the most modern schools in Serbia. This is where we study and learn.
- The goal of the project ‘’Transromanica – World heritage in the hands of the young“ is to presentthe importance of the natural and cultural heritage to the young, the heritage which is under theUNESCO protection, then to convey the awareness to the young of the necessity of preserving thenatural and cultural heritage by traveling through remarkable landscape of Serbia and othercountries.- It is planned that the project educates the students of the south-eastern Europe schools, whichwould practically create the groups of the students who are educated in the field of the Worldheritage and development, that is, schools’ teams, whose members would be an example to theirsurroundings and peers in the respective schools by acting positively.-The particular goal of the project is to raise the level of education of the young students and tocreate the conditions for mass education of the citizens, by forming teams of peer tutors.- The participants from countries in the region would have the opportunity to get acquainted with thevariety of cultures and nations, to promote tolerance, to organize thematic workshops, knowledgequizzes and to share their experience with the peers within the peer education in the countries ofthe region.-Used methods-The project would include different methods and activities: visual, informative method, research,demonstrations, contacts, experience, debates, then video presentations, making photos, artworks,workshops based on the given topic, knowledge quizzes.The goals and objectives of our proposal of cooperation refer to:
Afterwards, we would organize a picnic to Ovčar and Kablars gorge, the protected natural area of the first category forwhich many say it is the most spectacular landscape of Serbia.
...with the worlds unique meanders of West Morava River
Proposed possibilities for the cooperation with the other participant countriesOur suggestion is to organize „UNESCO CARAVAN“ in a cooperation with the teams of the participantcountries of the eastern Europe that wish to be involved in this project. The UNESCO caravan, which wouldconsist of the several countries’ teams (with a few greatest students and two professors), would include thevisits of the sites on the UNESCO list of the countries in this region, divided into several stages.UNESCO Caravan, who would we called ‘’Transromanika’’, will linked cultural heritage from this period on-route between Slovenia and Serbia, because on the territory of these countries there are mentioned facilities.Furthermore on this route we visited the other world heritage sites on the territory of other countries we aregoing through.The second stage would consist of the visit of the other countries that would like to be involved in this type oforganization, and so on. The project would involve a visit of similar sites on the UNESCO list, which arelocated in the other European countries of the region. We would create teams of students that would be incharge of the communication and information exchange. Likewise, on the school website we would create apage that would contain the students’ essays about their own impressions of the journey which wouldpromote the development, world heritage, peace and tolerance.UNESCOCARAVANUNESCOJointly for our common future