MONUMENTS OF CULTURE
As the Plateau is surrounded with the range of the most beautiful cultural-historical monuments are dispersed all over the surrounding area. Wherever you go, only after a few tens of kilometers you will run into a monument of immeasurable cultural and historical value.
The environment of the Pešter plateau abounds in numerous cultural-historical monuments of Islamic culture and art. In Sjenica there is the Valide Sultan mosque (19th century), founded by the mother of Sultan Abdul Hamid 2nd, its dome is 15 meters in diameter without any pillar, and without foundation represents golden era in Sjenica, the time when Sjenica was the center of Sanjak – administrative area in Ottoman empire. This object is one of the most beautiful Islamic monuments in our country.
Other very important object is the Mosque in the village of Ugao (1703.). This is the oldest existing mosque in Sjenica municipality with the strong influence on local people that came from Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania to live on Pešter.
Time of the construction of the church of St. Archangel is not completely certain, although it is assumed to be in 13th century. This church is mentioned in “Krusevacki pomenik” written in 11th century. In the year 1604, the Kumanica’s gospel was contributed there. Otherwise, the church has been in ruins and abandoned for centuries. The first archeological research was done in 1971. Although the church has been ruined for last few centuries, it has remained the stronger cultish place than many other reputed monasteries in the area. During 2000′s the church was rebuilt and roofed.
The Kumanica monastery belongs to Sjenica municipality. A church in Kumanica is dedicated to St. Archangel Gabriel, the immaterial, spiritual God’s power.