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Monastery of Ostrog, Montenegro

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Religious Site Church
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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  • A visit to the upper monastery built into the mountain side...chapels clinging off the face, with impressive frescoes...pious devotees and chanting which was peaceful and calming as we were there at t...  more »
  • We stayed nearby so were able to head up the path from the lower church early in the morning which was lovely - cool, uncrowded, and quiet except for birdsong in the woods. We waited about half an hou...  more »
  • This is an attraction that is a little hard to classify. The Monastery is located on the side of a mountain and is reached by an extremely winding, narrow road (one lane in many places.) On a clear da...  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