SAINT LAZAR’S CHURCH, in Belica near Istok

The Church of St Lazar near the river Belicnica in the village of Belica in Kujavca, 13 km south-east of Istok, was built in the 14th century and underwent several restorations throughout the 16th, 17th, 18th and 20th century (1966-68). Lazarica was a single-nave and vaulted church with remains of the narthex in its front. Around the church are old and the new cemeteries.

The church was looted and burnt by Albanian terrorists after the arrival of the Italian KFOR troops.