Studenica Monastery
Studenica Monastery
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain11,475 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Studenica Monastery is one of the some monasteries located in the region of Central Serbia. Really, visiting some of them in our trip to Serbia was an authentic and very nice experience. It is very well preserved and there are some reconstructed buildings inside the wall. There are three churches in the complex and the main one is constructed with marble. It is wonderful. Also the wall is very well reconstructed also in the middle of the 20th Century.
(See also Zica Monastery and Maglic Fortress)
Written April 15, 2020
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Kid B
LA323 contributions
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Jun 2023 • Friends
We visited here as part of a bus tour. The old monastery is gorgeous, its main church in particular, and the little chapel. It's location is stunning! The surrounding green hills made me want to move here. Well, for a few nights at least. I found out that you can actually overnight here for free if you arrange it in advance.
Written August 5, 2023
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maczors
Ghent, Belgium24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011
The "official" hotel in Studenica was closed and the person attending it very unfriendly. But you can sleep in the "konak", a lodging house on the left of the monastery, near the "backdoor" entrance. It is a nice building, but unmarked. Very cheap (from 8 EUR per person per night), good, clean rooms, quiet apart from visiting school groups. There is a friendly waiter speaking good English.
Written June 17, 2011
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dotokija
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
It is located some 60 km south from Kraljevo (turn right on E761 in village Usce, 12 km from there) surrounded by mountains. The scenery is amazing and almost unbelievable to see round shaped walls that surround monastery complex with marble stone church from 12h century!
The history of church is the story of itself, and best left to be told by the monk who will escort you during the visit. The lodging is provided by the monastery (konak), which means that you will pay for room and food as you like it! It an old serbian monastery hospitality, travellers will pay if they want and as much they think it is appropriate. If you plan to use that service, bear in mind that monks need to maintain the 1000 year old property.
Apart from that, in the souvenir shop you can buy the monastery produced wine.
Written May 24, 2015
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Ratko_Vranes
Belgrade, Serbia254 contributions
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Sep 2012 • Friends
This is maybe a best day or two day trip you can take if you are visiting Serbia for 2 weeks or more. You will be thrilled. There is really no point in writing about Studenica as you can find everything you want to know on the internet. You won't be sorry if you take a trip to Studenica!

Also, in Bogutovac(small place on the main road before Studenica if you're coming from Belgrade), you have a restaurant called "Kod Mira". Beleive me when I say it's the best restaurant in Serbia with national type of food.
Written April 29, 2013
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FamilyJamaica
New York City, NY83 contributions
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Aug 2015 • Family
The Studenica Monastery in Western Serbia is a remarkably well-preserved and impressive monastery. The complex contains two churches, the larger and more grandiose Church of the Virgin, which contains the exquisite coffins of the Serbian rulers Stefan Nemanja and Stefan Prvovencani, and the smaller King's Church containing beautiful byzantine style frescoes.

The monastery is a bit isolated, so unless heading further west into Montenegro or Kopaonik, it will require a 500+ km drive from Belgrade and back. Alternatively, you can stay at the small guest house near the monastery where there is no set fee, instead you donate whatever amount you want, which is partially used to upkeep the monastery.
Written August 30, 2015
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euchromatopsia
London37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
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 drive to experience the tranquillity and nobility of this ancient site of Serbian culture.

We recommend the restaurant at the Monastery guest house. My companion was a little anxious that the menu had no prices against the dishes, but I was confident that that the monks were not in the business of defrauding the traveller. In fact, we each had fine fresh trout from the local river and paid no more than 10 euros for the two of us. It was worth that just for the view from our table on the terrace.

The monastery authorities should be congratulated in the way they maintain this heritage, combining modern facilities with well-preserved antiquities.
Written September 7, 2014
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Miki M
Revesby, Australia10 contributions
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Oct 2016 • Family
What a wonderful place! It definitely leaves the visitor with a lasting impression.

One of the oldest monasteries in Serbia, it is located in an isolated snd quiet area of Serbia will in the hills. The picturesque location is one of the many points to draw the visitor, as are the wonderful fresco's located within. As with all monasteries in Serbia, these are buildings still in use and very much for the people. There is no attempt to gouge money as you get elsewhere, it is a place of reflection and connection with a rich history.

Definitely an unmissable attraction for the history buff or religious.
Written October 18, 2016
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Anja P
Ljubljana, Slovenia16 contributions
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Jul 2016
Studenica is a must among the Serbian monasteries. We actually visited 8 of them and each has its story and charm. It is in Studenica where it all started. For its historical importance and the beautiful and well preserved frescoes inside is rightfully on the UNESCO list.
Written July 14, 2016
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rade-bg
Belgrade, Serbia240 contributions
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Nov 2015 • Family
Monastery Studenica is UNESCO heritage. Monastery church has fresco paintings from XIII and XIV century. It is situated 40 km from Kraljevo. The road to Studenica is going through picturesque river Ibar valley.
It was established in 1190 from Funding father of Serbian kingdom dynasty Nemanjici, Stefan Nemanja. Serbian kingdom during his role was steraching from areas of today’s Serbia, Montenegro, BiH and Croatian Dalmatia. After his death in 1199, he was produced into Saint Simeon from Orthodox church and his grave is in Studenica, main church, which was completed in 1196. On that year Saint Simeon has submitted kingdom rule to his son Stefan Provencani and left as monk to Serbia to Holly Mountain, Hilandar Monastery (Greek Halkidiki peninsula).
Nemanjas third son Saint Sava, main pendant to Serbian throne has also submitted his role as king and went to Holly Mountain as monk. He has returned to Serbia, Studenica with his father body and established Studenica as leading political, cultural and spiritual centre of Serbia.
Written January 17, 2016
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