Tvrdos Monastery
Tvrdos Monastery
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Sandra
Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
On the road to Trebinje,southernmost city in Bosnia and Herzegovina 🇧🇦
Amazing monastery from 4.century. There is shop with souvenirs and wine cellar you can buy really good products. We bought one icon of st. Vasilije Ostroski. Worthy to visit
Written December 19, 2020
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TravelMan83
York, UK257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Stopped here as part of a wine trip from Dubrovnik. This place is lovely and not where you would expect to find some amazing wines. The grounds and buildings are beautiful and underneath is a cellar where we tried 4 of their wines.

Note that bare legs and shoulders aren't allowed, so you need to cover your legs if you are wearing shorts and your shoulders if wearing a vest top. There is a stand with 'aprons and shawls' as you enter the property from the car park, so just just grab one as you make your way in. There isn't a cost for them and you only need to cover up when you are actually going into the church, the rest of the time you are ok.
Written July 15, 2022
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Richard B
Edinburgh, UK4,011 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Beautiful old monastery set in beautiful gardens, just outside Trebinje. Stopped off here coming back from Mostar.

If you have an interest in old monasteries, religious buildings and frescoes, then stop here and enjoy the profound and peaceful environment.
Written August 24, 2022
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Rob O
New York City, NY139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Stopped here after a short visit in Trebinje. I took a walk into the monastery and the church has amazing frescoes and decor. The winery was sadly closed but they do sell wine and religious trinkets in the gift shop. It was a nice spiritual stop!
Written January 21, 2023
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pinir67
Hod Hasharon, Israel429 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
A short drive from the center of Trebinje, you will find this hidden gem of a place. Nestled between vineyards by the river, the monastery is charming and well kept. The church with its bright frescoes is beautiful, and everything is manicured and clean.
Below the monastery, there is a wine caller in which they are making wine for 700 years. You can taste and purchase the current vintage in the gift shop. Both 2022 red and white were delicious.
Free parking is available.
If you like wine, quite a unique experience, this is definitely a good choice for a nice afternoon.
Written July 7, 2023
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Tihomir Kosic
Kotor, Montenegro396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Monastery Tvrdos is dedicated to the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos and was built upon the stone formations of Tvrdos along the right side of the banks of the Trebisnjica River, four kilometers west of Trebinje.

Referring to Tvrdos, our historians considered it sufficient to say that it is a monastery dating back to the “Middle Ages” and that it is famous as a monastery in Trebinje. However, according to legend which is a fact relatively recently documented, Monastery Tvrdos was founded by the Czar, Saint Constantine, and his mother Saint Helen. Further after it was destroyed and abandoned, it became the endowment of the Serbian King Milutin at the end of the 13th or the beginning of the 14th century. A thorough restoration in 1509 was made by Metropolitan Visiarion I of Trebinje.

The monastery was for two centuries, if not more, the see of Hum-Herzegovina, the then-known Metropolitanate of Trebinje. During the Turkish-Venetian War, the Venetians in 1694 the entire church and the entire monastery blown up by explosives as was decpicted by the Herzegovian Vladimir Corovic, who was responsible for, among other things, the historical description of most Herzegovian monasteries.

The church was only then restored by the new endower, Nikola Runjevac, the wealthy Trebinian from America at that time the smaller old konak was repaired and a newer and larger konak was built. A great awakening and the intense renovation of the monastery was experienced from 1955 which still continues until the present day.
Upon the destruction of Monastery Tvrdos at the end of the 14th century, many priceless spiritual and precious cultural items from Tvrdos were transferred to Monastery Savina near Herceg Novi. The lifeblood of this monastery was continued not only in Savina, but more so in the nearby Metoch-Monastery Duzi. In October of 1992 the holy hand of an unknown saint was brought from Duzi to Tvrdos. It was most probably that of the Saint Helen, the Queen mother of Milutin and Dragutin (as it used to be present in the monastery according to the record in the journal of the monasteries of Trebinje which is currently found in Savina.

Presently, Monastery Tvrdos with the iguman Sava (Miric) and his monastic brotherhood strive, with the help of our God and of good-willed people, to revive this sanctuary of the Most Holy Theotokos of Tvrdos even more.
Written April 5, 2018
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Candice B
New Mexico81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
I like this place a lot. I actually went there because my friend talked me into it, and I didn't think I would enjoy this place. It was super nice. We even got to speak to some of the staff who gave us the historical background of the place.
You can get some very nice pictures as well. It was well worth my time.
The surrounding area has good salads as well (and I'm not even a salad eater). You must try the salad they make in Bosnia which consists of tomoatoes, cucumbers, onion, and goat/feta cheese on top (not quite sure what the cheese is).
Hands down, Bosnia has some of the best food I have ever eaten. I think about there food all the time and wish I could go back to eat it again.
Back to the Monastery.....I think that a trip to Bosnia without seeing this place would be very disapointing.
Written June 1, 2015
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cascadeflyer
Sarasota, FL50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
In late November 2013, we were on the last Celebrity Ship into the port of Dubrovnik for the season. We had been to Dubrovnik before and wanted to do a short tour over to Bosnia. I contacted Antonia Jokic of Dubrovnik River tours and she put together a fantastic 6 hour tour to Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Tvrdos Monastery. We had 15 people and were picked up as we got off the ship by Mr. Davor Dragicevic in a clean, well appointed mini bus. Davor spoke excellent English and was a wonderful driver and guide. The Tvrdos Monastary was a highlight of the tour and well worth seeing. I highly recommend Dubrovnik River tours for any excursions around Dubriovnik and into Bosnia.
Written December 29, 2013
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Jellybellydancer
Burscough, UK1,477 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
The monastery is situated about 5km from the centre of Trebinje and is well signposted, there is plenty of parking outside.

Having visited monasteries before, we were well aware that we needed to have our shoulders covered up and knee length clothing, so we took appropriate cover-ups. Don't worry if you don't have anything suitable as there is a little shelter where clothing is available to borrow.

The walk from the car park passes pretty gardens growing fruit and vegetables.

As we climbed the steps to the monastery, an elderly monk appeared and started shouting at us, pointing to the length of my daughters dress, despite it being considerably longer than some of the other skirts and shorts being worn. I didn't want to have a row and make anyone uncomfortable, so we went back to borrow a floor length skirt before entering again.

My daughter was embarrassed and neither of us could understand why she had been picked on when other people were wearing much skimpier items. I appreciate that this is the monks home and we need to respect that, but he was very rude and aggressive and it spoilt our visit.

The church itself was very ornate, but we didn't linger as we didn't feel comfortable.
Written August 12, 2016
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MonaStar
Trieste, Italy9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Friends
This was one of my best experiences in Bosnia! Trebinje is so beautiful town, and Tvrdos Monastery is once in life experience. So old, so beautiful....so great wines!
I think, this should be one of ''must see'' things in Balkans.
Written March 25, 2014
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