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Monastery of Ostrog, Montenegro

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Carved almost entirely into a mountain cliff and famoud for miraculous occurrences, Monastery of Ostrog serves as one of the world's most-visited Christian destinations. Founded in the 17th century, the site features an Orthodox monastery complex and chapels inside caves. See the Holy Trinity Church, with an interior covered in colorful paintings from top to bottom, and view the remains of 27 World War II soldiers in the Church of Saint Stanko the Martyr. Visit the Upper Church, which emerges out of a cliff and is a world-famous intercession site. The site houses vivid tile icons from 1655, a prayer book from 1732, and decorated candlesticks from 1779. A visit to Monastery of Ostrog represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Niksic tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The roads leading to Ostrog may be a little frightening winding up mountains however it is well worth the trip. This beautiful monastery carved into the mountainside is spectacular with breathtaking v...  more »
  • Manastir izaziva strahopostovanje. Predivan je i avantura je vec sam momenat kad se penjete kolima ka njima. Sve je bilo dibno sem cinjenice da su ga previse komercijalizovali  more »
  • We came here in summer and was a nice experience after we left sunny beaches around Kotor Bay. For religious people, this is the top destination in Montenegro, but for me, the views from here are amaz...  more »
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  • JUST AMAZING EXPERIENCE!! SURREAL, YOU HAVE TO SEE THE MOST HOLLY PLACE ON THE EARTH. СЛАВА МУ, ВЕЛИКО ЈЕ ИМЕ ЊЕГОВО!
  • Even if your not religious it's amazing to see what they built without modern tools. The road to reach the top is a single lane two way road. The surrounding scenery is beautiful.
  • Very nice place with incredible views. There is a long walk to get there but is worth the effort.
  • The location of this monastery is absolutely breathtaking. It has been "carved" in the rocks high up in the montains. Amazing history of resilience of Christianity during the Turkish Ottoman presence in the region.
  • Not the same anymore. Before it was spiritual place now is commercialised for tourists to make a money. It's nice but not the same feeling