Kosovo, a country at a historical and religious crossroads, is home to some of Central Europe's most revered churches and monasteries. One of the best examples of late Byzantine architecture still surviving is the Graanica Monastery, located right next to the country's capital, Pristina. The Visoki Decani Monastery in Dean Canyon is a stunning example of Orthodox monastery architecture, hidden away in the forests and withstood several attacks throughout the centuries. The Patriarchate of Pe, a church and nunnery complex founded in the 13th century and located at the foot of the Accursed Mountains and the Rugova Valley, is the most picturesque. Its church, the centre of Serbian orthodoxy, features four beautiful chapels. Isolated from the rest of the world and under the watchful eye of the Kosovo police, life here goes at its speed.