The Church of the Holy Virgin is located in the village of Donja Kamenica, 15 kilometers south of Knjaževac. It is an endowment of an unknown lord and originates from the first half of the 14th century. This church represents the most original and domestic artistic monument of the Diocese of Timočka. The architecture is a combination of Romanesque, Gothic, and Moravian architecture. Some of the frescoes are unique in Serbian medieval painting. It is believed that the painting was done by two masters, and the foundational compositions and portraits of the lords with a wealth of details in the depiction of their clothing are especially treasured. The performances of the Last Supper, the Annunciation, the Virgin Hodegitria with Christ, the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin, and the unique representation of the embracing Holy Warriors Theodore Tiron and Theodore Stratilatus on horses, as well as the cycles from the life of Saint Petka in the south and north towers, are also of exceptional artistic value.
The Church of the Holy Virgin
Monastery of the Holy Trinity
The monastery of the Holy Trinity is located between Gornja and
Donja Kamenica, in the Trgoviški Timok valley, 17 km from
It is an endowment of the Serbian despot Lazar, the youngest son of Djuradj Branković, as stated in the inscription from 1454.
Црква је скромних димензија, саграђена је у српско-моравском стилу.
The church has modest dimensions, it was built in the Serbian-Moravian style. Although modestly furnished, it was completely painted with frescoes. The frescoes were largely destroyed in the middle of the 20th century, and today only their traces can be seen. The monastery is still active today.
Villages were located in the valley of Timok, where ethnic motifs
from late Roman excavations and monuments meet. In this part is also
the village of Ravna, where the archaeological site of Timakum minus
is located, which dates back to the 1st century AD, and represents a
Roman settlement. Primarily, there was a camp of Roman legionnaires,
which was transformed into a fortress with towers in the 3rd and 4th
centuries. This collection is exhibited in the school in Ravna and
tells about the Latins who lived here.
Dozens of Roman monuments, imperial honor inscriptions, and numerous examples of ancient bronze and marble sculptures, reliefs, and other objects of high artistic value were discovered. In the archeological park in Ravna, there is an old school, a lapidarium, as well as an ethno house, the basement of which has been converted into a museum of winemaking.