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Moraca Monastery, Kolasin

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Moraca Monastery holds a copy of the original Oktoih--the first printed book of the southern Slavs in the Cyrillic alphabet from 1493. Look for the engraving above the Romanesque main portal, which testifies that Stefan Vukanovic, the Grand Prince of Zeta and the grandson of Stefan Nemanja, founded the monastery in 1252. The complex features two churches and lodgings for travelers. The 13th-century frescos in a chamber on the right side of the central apse illustrate 11 scenes from the life of the prophet Elijah. You also can see a mural depicting the prophet in the wilderness with a raven that is bringing him food. To visit Moraca Monastery on your holiday in Kolasin, and find out what else Kolasin has to offer, use our Kolasin trip builder.
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  • While driving along some breathtaking narrow, but beautiful roads in Montenegro, our tour group stopped at this monastery which dates from 1252. The complex is down a short path from the car park. In ...  more »
  • We chanced upon this monastery en route to Kolasin, and found it a very worthwhile visit we made as the church was most impressive with its frescoes and icons and had an energy that was palpable...so ...  more »
  • This monastery is very unique, well preserved, taken care of. It's a nice walk. Practically on the the main road/highway and a nice stop. You should take the time to go through the garden and the buil...  more »
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  • Small very beautiful Serbian Orthodox church with unusual frescoes and elaborate iconostasis. Look closely at the group frescoes because the stories portrayed are not the standardized ones from Greek Orthodox churches for example. Also check out small chapel on left off entrance/exit as you leave. Stories portrayed there are very different than anything I've seen in Russian or Greek Orthodox. Would have loved to have an explanation or brochure in English.
  • Marvelous place where clock stop ricking
  • Excellent iconostas! Nice location and ambience...
  • Још једна задужбина Немањића, црква посвећена Успенију Пресвете Богородице и мања и старија са десне стране када се уђе у манастирско двориште посвећена светом Николи. Обавезно посетити ову красоту Српске духовности.
  • Fantastic place, worthy of a visit. Before the monastery, in the parking lot, the possibility of tasting and purchase regional products.
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