Studenica Monastery
Studenica Monastery
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Kid B
LA349 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 5 August 2023
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Meleghy
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
Amazing location and nature. Quiet and peaceful place. The guide was very friendly and insightful. The air is so clean and fresh.
Written 4 January 2021
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain20,456 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 15 April 2020
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aleksandarkrc
530 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
The monastery is a mix of western roman style, with sculptures, like in the french cathedrals, but the structure is byzantine and the brautiful frescos also.
Written 28 October 2019
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Anje123
Vienna, Austria130 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
This Monastery is rather remote but the drive going there in the fall is spectacular as the rolling hills are covered with trees of different colors. Nonetheless, it took a lot of time to get there with the main purpose being to see the frescoes from the 13th century.
Firstly, the rooms containing the earlier frescoes was locked and we asked the person at the gift center about it. He finally said that he would unlock the room and so we were able to see the room with the crucifixion fresco covered mostly in scaffolding. Mary’s face was blocked completely and the Jesus figure was partly visible.
While the monastery itself is in a beautiful location and the walls are dramatic, if we had known that this room would be under renovation (and for the next few years), we would have gone instead to the lake area in Serbia called Uvac.
PS, The restaurant right next to the monastery basically had nothing for vegetarians to eat.
Written 13 October 2019
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Wisprof
Wauwatosa, WI148 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Having visited monasteries around the world, this desination is overrated. First, you really have to want to go here because it is not near anthing you might otherwise want to visit/explore.Secluded in the mountains. A day's drive from anywhere! Second, although there were once 13 churches in this complex, today there are only two worth visiting and the frescoes of one are totally covered over in the process of being restored. That said, it's interesting to see the colors and the motifs that still exist from the 12th century. Lastly, we stayed overnight here and the evening meal was the worst of the trip-- scraps of cold lamb with ribbons of white fat mixed with bones thrown on the plate!!!! Three of us ordered this and couldn't fathom what kind of lunatic prepared this for us. The other choice was local trout-- also served cold-- largely because there was no means to keep a dinner warm for 20 people. Primitive.
If you're a Serb, this may be holy ground. If he came from Sofia, visit the Rila (Bulgarian Orthodox) monastery instead.
Written 9 October 2019
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The Alsips
Oakville, Canada255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
The monastery is a protected world UNESCO site in the mountains of Serbia. Wonderful site with such a feeling of peace. 13th century frescoes found under layers of plaster, are currently being restored. Beautiful blues from lapis lazuli.
Written 18 September 2018
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,525 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
A large site surrounded by an intact tall wall with the very impressive centuries old tower on one side. Inside this are several churches, the older monastery monks quarters as well as the new building. The smallest is the Church of St Nicholas which dates from the thirteenth century, small with a nice simple interior. The second sized church is St Joachim and Anna from 1314 according to the information. A pleasant exterior with an interior of absolutely beautiful frescoes covering the walls and ceiling despite them being centuries old. Then there is of course the main Church of the Virgin. A really substantial stunning structure in two contrasting styles with the amazing facade of white marble on part. Whilst externally it is great, internally renovation work was taking place in July 2018. This did not detract from its appeal as you could see the old original frescoes, particularly the crucifixion, alongside the work that is being done in sympathetic restoration.
Written 23 July 2018
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Soccca
Tolmin, Slovenia1,681 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
On the day of our visit a restoration was going on in this monastery, so we could not see it in all its beauty. But a very kind guide was there and had told us a lot of interesting historical facts about the monastery. It was really fascinating.
Written 24 June 2018
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Questdoc
Saint Louis, MO88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
This is a beautiful, active monastery with a guest house that supplies good meals and simple but comfortable rooms. Especially enjoyed getting up at dawn before the other visitors and going over to the monastery, watching the monks going through their daily activities, including chants and prayers. Breathtaking.
Written 26 April 2018
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