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Studenica Monastery, Serbia

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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. Arrange to visit Studenica Monastery and other attractions in Raska using our Raska trip itinerary builder .
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  • → Usce Studenica bus is only twice a day. So we Charter a taxi. In 40-minute wait was a round DIN 1000. Intersection of the road to Studenica (50 m from the bus terminal of the Usce) in increasingly large taxi.
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  • The most beautiful impressions from visiting the monastery. It was founded by Tsar Stefan Nemanja, who settled here after the abdication from the throne in 1196 (and where his relics are buried). Like most medieval monasteries Studenica is surrounded by a defensive wall.
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  • This was our first stop on a 2-week Balkan tour with 17 people from 9 countries. It was basic , quiet and clean. I had a big room with 3 wooden beds all to myself. It was clean. The bathroom had a toi...  more »
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  • Beautiful medieval monastery with three completely preserved churches. Inside you can see original frescoes. There's also a small museum with some historical artifacts. Certainly recommended!
  • A beautiful, fairy tale like place. Both outside and inside - the paintings are amazing. Some are being renewed right now, but still definately worth seeing
  • Very nice place to visit.
  • a humbling experience. the undecaying remains of St. Simeon (St. Sava's father) which are over nine centuries old are awe inspiring...
  • Beautiful little monastery in southern Serbia. There was a helpful guide who told us about the history of the monastery in entire detail.

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