It is around 140 km far from Belgrade, a few kilometers from the highway Belgrade - Nis. Even though it had been demolished during the past centuries, the fortification around the monastery has been preserved and there are still some parts of the tower of Milos Obilic and the tower of the prince Lazar. In it the traits of frescoes still can be seen. Ravanica Monastery was built by prince Lazar in 1381.
The monastery was luxuriously constructed. Only after 8 years after it had been built, prince Lazar got killed in the battle at Kosovo. Two years later his body was moved to Ravanica and it was there for 300 years. In the year of 1690, a patriarch from Pec- Arsenije Carnojevic fled from the Turkish rule over the Danube to Austria. The monks of Ravanica monastery also fled to Austria but they brought the relics of the saint prince with them. In the year of 1988 the relics was returned to his endowment where they still lie today.