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Studenica Monastery, Serbia
(4.9/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
The World Heritage Site represents one of the greatest Serb Orthodox monasteries in existence. Dating back to the 12th century, this Romanesque and the Byzantine complex features fortification walls and two churches surrounded by vivid gardens and rolling hills. When visiting, you'll need to follow the winding forest roads that lead to this white marble structure--the mother-church of all Serbian temples. Once there, take photos of the sights and enter the quiet monastery, filled with 13th- and 14th-century Byzantine-style frescos. View centuries-old artifacts and priceless treasures. The complex looks impeccable, despite countless Ottoman attacks and a devastating earthquake in the 17th century. Using our world travel planner, Raska attractions like Studenica Monastery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • What a wonderful place! It definitely leaves the visitor with a lasting impression. One of the oldest monasteries in Serbia, it is located in an isolated snd quiet area of Serbia will in the hills. Th...  more »
  • Studenica is one of the largest and richest Serb Orthodox monasteries. A cloister with middle age paintings with the quality like in the Virgin's Church are incredible. Restoration was going on but th...  more »
  • That any monasteries in Serbia survived Ottoman times is something of a miracle, but this fortified monastery is a wonderful example. The surviving frescos are entrancing and although some restoration...  more »
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  • Just amazing! Great serbian history....you can feel higher spiritual level at this amazing holy place....Wonderful!
  • This is a UNESCO site for a reason! The exquisite architecture (almost miraculously preserved), the calming atmosphere, and the gorgeous frescoes make this the best of Serbia's monasteries. A tip: visit the souvenir shop. The stuff is awesome, and the prices are great.
  • The cradle of faith and spirituality of Serbian people. With its beautiful churches and icons it is the place of worship, prayer, and serenity, situated in peaceful natural surroundings. It is truly one of the places of world heritage.
  • Impressive history, architecture, and tradition in this UNESCO site.
  • Love, History, Peace, Spirituality