Decision : 28 COM 14B.47
Nominations of Cultural Properties to the World Heritage List (Dečani Monastery)
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Inscribes Dečani Monastery, Serbia and Montenegro, on the World Heritage List on the basis of cultural criteria (ii) and (iv):
Criterion (ii): Dečani Monastery represents an exceptional synthesis of Byzantine and Western medieval traditions. The monastery and particularly its paintings also exercised an important influence on the development of art and
architecture during the Ottoman period.
Criterion (iv): Dečani Monastery represents an outstanding example of the last phase of the development of the Serbian-Slav architecture. The construction has
integrated Eastern Byzantine and Western medieval traditions.