Ravanica Monastery
Ravanica Monastery
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The monastery is apx 150km from Belgrade, close to the Belgrade-Niš highway. Monastery was luxuriously constructed, 1375-1377 as endowment of tzar Lazar. During last 600 years it was destroyed and rebult 5 times. Luckily reach fresco paintings stayed practicaly untouched. Only after 8 years after it had been built, prince Lazar got killed in the battle at Kosovo. Two years later his body was moved to Ravanica and it was there for 300 years. In the year of 1690, a patriarch from Pec- Arsenije Carnojevic fled from the Turkish rule over the Danube to Austria. The monks of Ravanica monastery also fled to Austria but they brought the relics of the saint prince with them. In the year of 1988 the relics was returned to his endowment where they still lie today. The monestary is one of the greatest monuments of serbian culture and history, as well as an original architectural construction. As from 1946it is functioning as a a women monastary.
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IgorMarkovic
Smederevo, Serbia1,806 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The Ravanica monastery is considered to be one of the most important Serbian Orthodox monasteries. With its monumental iconography and historical, artistic and archaelogical importance, it has become one of the most visited sites by domestic and foreign tourists. If you're interested in local history and architecture, then this is the right place for you!
Written August 17, 2021
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,981 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
This was the first monastery we visited in Serbia. Its combination of ruined fortifications, well-kept church, and modern living quarters, situated in a rural setting, made for an enjoyable visit.
Written September 4, 2017
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Goran M
Nis, Serbia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Excelnt for those interested in medival history and early renesance frescoes.
Monastery is the founder of unique architestural style in ortodox churches
Written March 27, 2019
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Lea K
Maribor, Slovenia9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
In June 2014 I visit this monastery with my family as we passing by and explore eastern Serbia around Čuprija and Despotovac. The monastery itself is very beautiful old architecture and it's womans monastery. There are also some rules if you want to visit this place, all men must have long trousers and women must have long dresses or skirts (no trousers). But there is anyway not a problem couse they have skirts for women to borrow. Also you can not have sleeveless T-shirt. In the monastery itself there's a shop with herbs, they made their own medicines, I bought several of them for myself. A lot of people came here couse it consider to be active place. I recommend everyone to visit this place and also Resavska banja nearby.
Written September 21, 2014
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Soccca
Tolmin, Slovenia1,770 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
A very nice monastery and one of the most important Serbian monasteries. Unfortunately, taking photos is not allowed. Also you must be dressed according to their rules.
Written September 18, 2023
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Michel
35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Small, beautiful monastery within walls, parking spots next to the monastery, free to enter, photogenic place, small, beautiful church, souvenir shop.
Written August 27, 2023
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Jelena
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Extremely clean, well organized. Free parking up and down.
Deserves a visit! Don't miss a monastery shop!
Written August 10, 2020
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain21,405 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Ravanica Monastery is one of the orthodox monasteries locates in Central Serbia, near Manasija Monastery, one of the most important ones. Ravanica is a very nice monastery with a little church as the main building. Pitifully some parts of the wall are destroyed during Middle Ages, so now you can only see remains of it. Very romantic and interesting place to walk, see and enter in the church and learn about the history of Serbia.
(See also Resavska Cave and Manasija Monastery)
Written April 15, 2020
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MarinaFollowsTheSun
Berlin, Germany1,979 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Surroundings are nice, the monastery is very pretty and has an interesting history. There is also a small shop.
Written August 13, 2019
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Fane Babanul
Rishon Lezion, Israel2,081 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The fortified Ravanica monastery is not large, but is exquisite and located in a beautiful valley. I recommend visiting it in conjunction with the larger and more famous monastery of Manasija and, possibly, the Resava cave. Together with the Smederevo fortress on the Danube, it makes a wonderful day trip from Belgrade.
Beautiful frescoes.
Written August 12, 2019
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