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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David P
Madrid, Spain30 contributions
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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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RobEnJolanda
Zeist, The Netherlands252 contributions
Great small monastery, although it pales a little bit in comparison to the monasteries in Kosovo. We got there early (coming from Kolasin) and were lucky to have it almost to ourselves. When driving down the road to Podgorica we saw quite a few tourbuses heading up the E65, o I can imagine it being pretty crowded when they park there. Make sure to look at the fresco's in all the places, they are very impressive!
Written December 28, 2021
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IA_Hawks
Iowa2,299 contributions
Small Monastery that had minimal access, as only the main church was open for a tour. Be aware of the signs for NO photography inside the church.

Given this is still a "working" Monastery, it is expected to be quiet while on the grounds.

Plan on arriving early, as it is a busy stop for tour buses and can become crowded.
Written May 26, 2022
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Soccca
Tolmin, Slovenia1,372 contributions
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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, UK158 contributions
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
Israel130 contributions
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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, UK5,706 contributions
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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, Israel111 contributions
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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, Spain981 contributions
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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
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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