Moraca Monastery
Moraca Monastery
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This is one of the most famous monasteries in Montenegro. It is 25 km away from Kolasin and was built on the right bank of Moraca in mid-13th century by a grandson of Stefan Nemanja - Stevan. There is a monastery church inside the complex which is dedicated to the Assumption of the Holy Virgin.
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Soccca
Tolmin, Slovenia1,541 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
The monastery is located by the Morača river in a narrow valley, with steep rocky walls. It is located by the road, well visible and properly signposted. The religious complex consists of two fully painted churches and other buildings arranged in a semicircle around them. The frescoes are well-preserved and superbly finished.
Written August 25, 2022
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Carol L
London, UK160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This I a truly delightful monastery in beautiful gardens and in a stunning location in the Moraco canyon. Amazing wall paintings as in many of the monasteries in Montenegro ...it’s well worth a visit
Written September 2, 2019
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C_and_H_11
Dublin, Ireland809 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
It was a quiet time of the year when we went to visit the Moraca Monastery & we felt so lucky to be there. The fact there were only a few of us no doubt added to that special feeling & also the fact it's in a wonderful setting of splendid isolation. It's very peaceful place & has beautiful gardens & a lovely old Byzantine church with ancient icons & frescos. The monks are self sufficient & you can purchase honey (they have lots of hives & a fish farm among other things) & a couple of other items they produce too. There's a lovely spot to light candles which are made from the natural beeswax & when they all melt down again into a large block, they're recycled to make more candles. A beautiful place we felt privileged to visit & we're so glad we didn't miss it!!
Written October 27, 2019
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Eran U
Central District, Israel152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Ancient monastery beside the main road. Wonderful frescoes. Picturesque gardens. Take a moment to relax on your way.
Written July 24, 2019
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Plenty of parking immediately outside and no entrance charge for the monastery. Firstly you are struck by how beautiful the grounds are. The semi circle of buildings around the church had colourful hanging baskets, flowers were blooming in the garden, all immaculately kept. And in the centre the attractive small church. Not special looking from the outside, internally it was. All the walls ceilings and domes painter with colourful religious scenes and a stunning gold iconoclast fronting the main altar. A large chandelier hung in the centre and looking up through it perfectly framed the main painted dome. A stunning small site.
Written July 23, 2018
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Yair Y
Haifa, Israel119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Short stop, nice monestary, few buildings, nice scenary. The buildings have frescos inside, and paintings. For cristians it is more powerfull, for us it was nice. Weather was hot, 30°, so we spent there less than 30 minutes
Written June 24, 2017
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735PLR
Sitges, Spain984 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
A lovely monastery within its own gardens. Founded in 1252, the monastery is quite dark and small with frescos and icons. The gardens which surround the monastery are to keep the monks self sufficient, growing vegetables, fruit trees and bee hives. The church is surrounded by small quaint houses dashed with flower boxes. There is also a very cold water fountain offering water to the thirsty, many people taking a filled water bottle with them. The place radiates harmony and tranquility, be sure to stop there. We were fortunate not to coincide with a coach tour!
Written August 27, 2016
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aleksandarkrc
540 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
An other monastery of the Nemanjic Familly, you will admire the extraordinary frescoes, tipical heritage of tne paeoloque renaissance!!!
Written November 18, 2019
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Terence R
Macheke, Zimbabwe47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Orthodox Monastery is set in well-kept gardens on the banks of the Moraca, just off the main road north out of Podgorica. The Church is beautifully decorated with frescos and a fine iconostasis. It is a very popular place for local people to visit.
Written October 26, 2019
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kazganymede
Oyster Bay, Australia316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Set in a picturesque position by a river, this monastery is small but historic. The frescoes are beautiful, but we were not able to photograph them. A lovely orthodox monastery.
Written October 11, 2019
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