The Monastery of Binac
monastery of the Holy Archangel Gabriel, also known under the names
of Binac and Buzovik, was built in the 14th century. It was located
some 4-5 km south of Vitina, at the spring of the river Susica.
It is assumed that it was the center of Byzantine Bishopric during the
reign of emperor Basil II. During the reign of the Brankovics, the area
was deserted, and it is assumed that Binac monastery was pulled down
at that time. It was restored at the beginning of the 16th century.
This monastery, with images of the Holy archangels Michael and Gabriel,
has always been raided by Albanians.
The Monastery was set on fire and almost completely destroyed by Albanian extremists in June 1999. On Dec 13, 1999 the church was destroyed by explosive and now only rubble remains.
Chapels of St. Petka and Holy Archdeacon Stefan and St. Nicholas churches were in the vicinity of the monastery. They were also desecrated by Albanians after the war.
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