Monastery Savina

Monastery Savina, Herceg-Novi: Address, Phone Number, Monastery Savina Reviews: 4.5/5

Monastery Savina
4.5
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The medieval orthodox monastery complex situated next to the city, on a hill in the lush Mediterranean vegetation. It is composed of the Great Church, the Small Church and the Temple of Saint Sava, which was built, according to belief, by Saint Sava in the 13th century.
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Concord Limo
Herceg-Novi, Montenegro63 contributions
Jun 2020
We walked to this Monastery and really enjoyed the history it represented and the care that has been given to it to keep it looking pristine. The entire region of Boka Bay is full of Monasteries high up in their hills and not easy to get to but Savina Monastery is easily accessible on foot. We recommend that you walk up the staircase on the right of the Monastery because about half way up you will find a clearing which gives you a fantastic aerial view of the Monastery and the western part of Boka Bay
Written August 23, 2020
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Olessya-foxy
Belgorod, Russia153 contributions
Sep 2019
Savina Monastery, Herceg Novi, is the Serbian Orthodox Monastery, in the uniquely beautiful ambiance of the lush Mediterranean vegetation of the Adriatic. A pleasant 10 minutes’ walk prom the Perla Hotel up to the mountain. The Savina Monastery consists of three churches, founded from the 11 th to 18th century. The larger of the churches is a cheerful meeting of Byzantine and Baroque. Territory planted trees and shrubs, well-groomed, clean and peacefully feeling. From here there are lovely views looking down over the Monastery and out towards the bay. The Monastery is worth visiting if you have strength and desire.
Written January 30, 2020
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Abby A
Inishmore, Ireland41 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
I'm rating this from a tourist perspective. I think this would be very cool is there was any information shared to visitors. It is a functioning monastery I believe, so I understand if they make the choice not to cater to tourists. We basically peaked inside the two buildings, walked around the cemetery, then left. Great view though. There was prayer taking place when we were there.
Written July 9, 2019
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ВВ1
Moscow, Russia47 contributions
Apr 2019
Stop by for a visit. It is truly peaceful and inner place, and the view is fantastic on Boka Bay. In the local store, you can buy high quality wine and rakja.
Written April 14, 2019
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DocklandsDogs
London, UK226 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
It was an interesting visit to the Monastery and learning a bit about the history too. Whilst I wouldn't necessarily say it is a "must see", if you do happen to have some time on your hands, it is a lovely walk by the sea all the way to there from the Herceg-Novi town or a short drive from any other surrounding place and certainly worth visiting. It is set amongst some very lush vegetation and the views from the cemetery above is quite spectacular. One tombstone caught my eye with an inscription: "Once upon a time I was like you now and one day you will be like I am now."
Written January 11, 2019
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Empty_OSU_Nester
Columbus, Ohio43 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
My husband and I and a third member of our tour group decided to visit the Savina Monastery after seeing its beautiful setting from a boat ride on the bay earlier in the morning. The monastery is a bit out of the way, so we took a taxi that only cost 2 euros and dropped us right in the parking lot. There are actually 2 churches, a larger Orthodox Church with beautiful artwork and a smaller, older church with old frescoes on the walls, both are lovely. The views of the bay from this elevation are striking, but the most unusual feature of the monastery is the unique cemetery which is built in terraces along a hillside. The setting is so serene and peaceful. This is just one of those places that it’s worth going out of your way to visit. The young lady in the gift shop was most helpful and even called us a taxi for our return ride to the hotel. Highly recommend visiting Monastery Savina.
Written October 24, 2018
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MySeaBiscuit13
Arroyo Grande, CA324 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We drove there but it is possible to walk from town, but we had just spent most of the day going up and down the streets of Herceg Novi, so needed a break. There is a parking lot with ample parking. Two churches are right next to each other. One has very old fresco like paintings covering the walls. The other more modern with interesting icons and metal ceiling hanging. Both were open with no one in there and no one stopping us to tell us to wear anything special.
The third church is up a wooded staircase path but that church was locked. Great view from up there but got several mosquito bites along the way.
The is a store on the level of the first two churches they sell religious items and wine. But no wine tasting, we were told tasting is only from 10 am to 1pm. We were there at 4:30pm
There is no explanation in any language of any history of the churches.

Written September 14, 2018
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Andrei E
Tallinn, Estonia34 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
You could reach it walking, but I recommend to take taxi. Small monastery, quite nice but nothing else. Much of beggars, very much garbage near entrance.
Written June 26, 2018
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Anand R
Groningen, The Netherlands423 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
Walked in to the monastery. Unlike the other monasteries I visited, here the black dress clad monks were sitting around outside and some chatting.
I tried to enter one of the smaller chapels and the monk stopped me because I was wearing a Bermuda and t shirt!! Wonder if god died wearing a suit for the sins of that guy!!

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Written September 17, 2017
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NCCNottingham
Nottingham348 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Nice and cool in the monastery when it's very hot outside. View from the top are stunning. Good to take a walk in the woods as well.
Written August 29, 2017
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