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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  • August 17, 2017
    This medieval Orthodox Monument had nice frescos inside covering every surface.It was built in 1252 and its well preserved, it's a nice stop on the way.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    More interesting that ostrog, because already we can stay there as much as we want, and the murals are beautiful. Nice soothing garden. And rituals add a spiritual dimension?
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  • August 13, 2017
    The monastery, they live only four monks, is a beauty that takes your breath away. Kept exceptionally with a beautiful garden. There is also a food court that I didn't stop, but it deserves only for the post. Two euros, so much is the entrance, very well spent.
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  • September 15, 2016
    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.
  • February 26, 2016
    Marvelous place where clock stop ricking
  • February 26, 2014
    Excellent iconostas! Nice location and ambience...
  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 12, 2017
    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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