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Beautiful monastery from the 13th century

Beautiful monastery from the 13th century, it seems a whole together with the King Church, an endowment of King Milutin. It should be visited if you are in Kopaonik or pass this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
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Pozarevac
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Beautiful monastery from the 13th century, it seems a whole together with the King Church, an endowment of King Milutin. It should be visited if you are in Kopaonik or pass this way in the direction of Montenegro.

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Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This monastery has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO so is well worth seeing. This monastery was founded by Stefan Nemanja and is considered to be the crowning achievement of medieval culture and art in Serbia. The monastic complex consists of the fascinating Church of the Virgin (1183 - 1196), the Church of Saints Joachim and Anne (also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Serbian roads are largely two-lane and traffic is heavy. So it takes a good four hours to reach Studenica from Belgrade. From Zlatibor there is a route over mountain roads (via Ljubis and Ivanjica) taking a similar time: the surfaces are largely good and the traffic light, but the sinusoidal driving is not fast. Yet it is well worth the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A bit of a trek or drive out to this one situated in a remote area, but Studenica Monastery is definitely worth a visit and a stay at the nearby Studenica guest house (seasonal). A UNESCO heritage site, this monastery has beautiful frescos and situated on lovely grounds with a great view of the surrounding mountains. The monks were friendly... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

You definitely won't encounter this one just on your way, you have to know where to travel. However, being a part of UNESCO World Heritage, you can be sure it's well worth seeing. The main church of the monastery has lovely frescoes, the entrance is free and there are lovely views of the surrounding mountains. Unfortunately the restaurant didn't work... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

You can find many useful facts about this very old monastery, but only a small number of people know that St. Sava founded the first serbian hospital in this monastery in 1207. It is the first monastery in Europe with it's own hospital. During 13th century monasteries from all over Europe had shelters for poor and sick people, but didn't... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Nice old monastery and views from it to the surroundings. Also good place for dinner in nearby building of restaurant/hotel. They offered only fish because of religious purposes in that day and that fish was perfect.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Studenica is located near town Kraljevo on the bank of the Studenica river. Within monastery complex there are several objects: church of Virgin Mary, St. Nicholas church, church of St. Anne and Joachim. The most beautiful is white marble church of Virgin Mary. It is the endowment of Stefan Nemanja and his son Rastko. The church is built in 12th... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The monastery is located in the middle of the mountains, at least 30km from the nearest city, though not the easiest to get to, it is still worth a visit. Both of the churches in the monastery is properly maintained on the outside, and gradually innovated from the inside. The monastery itself holds some of the most important artifacts of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The monastery is still active and services are held in the churches. The grounds are lovely and provide a peaceful atmosphere. There was no charge for entering the grounds or buildings and a person was available to act as a guide (again no charge and good English). There is ongoing restoration being undertaken to preserve the buildings.

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