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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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  • This place is a MUST for all art lovers out there. Don't you miss it. I was told that the students from Belgrade art academy are brought there to learn from the old masters. The atmosphere in the chur...  more »
  • Nice spot to visit and roam, enjoy the tranquility. Beautiful flower garden around it
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  • On the road to the Park National of Biogradska, be sure to stop and visit the Morača monastery. Admission is free and the site is really well maintained as still inhabited. A true haven of peace
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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.
  • Brandy meets the quality if you buy honey, never bred. But in General, the place is beautiful. I advise you to look at.
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  • I'm impressed. Maybe I saw a few monasteries, but this is simply amazing! The atmosphere of the surroundings, manicured yard with p′ânâŝami floral aromas and rich historical heritage is delight!
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  • Beautiful monastery and district. Brandy entirely with flavors. Impressions are excellent. Hit during a tour of the canyons.
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