Monastery of St. Jovan - Gornji Matejevac
The Monastery of St. Jovan is situated to the north of the village Gornji Materjevac, in the little basin at the foot of the hill Beli Breg. You can reach the Monastery by following a 1.5 km long narrow path made by the stream called Kaludjere. The present church was erected in 1835 and its iconostasis painted in 1869. According to the historical data, the monastery St Jovan dates back to 14th Century. The monastery played the main role during the Nis upraising in 1841 – it was a gathering place for rebels who made an oath in this monastery, protected the collected money and also prepared a plan to fight against the Turks.
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