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Studenica Monastery, Serbia

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 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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  • 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...  read 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...  read more »
  • One gains a true feeling of these monastic communities here at Studenica, the complex of buildings protected by its impressive walls with two gates. In keeping with the synthesis between the Catholic ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Amazing place
  • Jedan od najlepsih nasih manastira
  • One of the most beautiful serbian monasteries
  • The rather rugged drive is absolutely worth it to visit this icon of History. A history of Europe can be felt in this place. No matter where you are in Serbia driving to this monastery is worth it.
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