Moraca Monastery

Moraca Monastery, Bare: Address, Moraca Monastery Reviews: 4.5/5

Moraca Monastery
4.5
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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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E65, Bare, Kolasin Municipality 81210 Montenegro
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David P
Madrid, Spain28 contributions
Beautiful frescoes
Aug 2020 • Couples
Small church (Serbian orthodox) with beautiful frescoes, worth a visit if you are close.

Unexpected and suspicious fee required only to foreigners (we were asked to pay 2€ pp without a receipt and this was not asked to locals). The guy at the entrance is unfriendly with non locals.
Written August 1, 2020
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aleksandarkrc
531 contributions
Gogeous
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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C_and_H_11
Dublin, Ireland655 contributions
A Wonderful Setting!
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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Terence R
Macheke, Zimbabwe28 contributions
Peaceful monastery just off the main road north
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, Australia294 contributions
beautiful monastery with old frescoes
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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lavender20186342
Norwich, UK89 contributions
Everybody seems to stop here but not really worth it.
Sep 2019
It was extremely crowded with coaches constantly drawing up and with people just there to take a quick photo and then off. The gardens outside the monastery were very pretty though.
Written September 26, 2019
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Carol L
London, UK143 contributions
Delightful monastery with beautiful gardens
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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Eran U
Israel117 contributions
Sacred atmosphere
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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Bambi12345
158 contributions
Nice view, not much to see
Jul 2019 • Couples
This is a good place to stop if you're on your way from Podgorica to the north or the opposite way. There's not much you see in the monastery, but the view is beautiful.
Written July 15, 2019
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saul g
Tel Aviv, Israel1,000 contributions
beautiful !!!
Jun 2019
One of the most beautiful and well kept monasteries we have seen . Located on E65 some 25 km. southwest of Kolasin . Founded - mid 13th Cent.. Google it up for interesting info . Beautiful gardens , Beehives , two churches .
Thereis a small kiosk , you can sip a cold drink/beer near the small spring . and make use of your cameras
Written July 9, 2019
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