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Studenica Monastery, Serbia

4.9
#25 of 72 in Historic Sites in Serbia
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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4.9
  • 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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  • Excellent place to visit. You have to see to know what I mean.
  • amazing fresco, quite nice blue picture, do not walk away when the church is closed, try to find the monk/door keeper, he speaks english quite well .
  • great fresco, vivid colors. Must see.
  • Amazing, place that you have to put on the list if you will plan to come to Serbia.
  • 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.

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