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Mariastern Abbey

Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Interesting history lesson

Monk that welcomed us was very helpful with his history lesson about this monastery and their... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Boštjan L
Maribor, Slovenia
Must see

But not because of church itself,it's nothing special, but you have to listen father Franjo and his... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
Slovenian Istria, Slovenia
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“Interesting history lesson”
8 Nov 2016
“Must see”
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed yesterday

Monk that welcomed us was very helpful with his history lesson about this monastery and their trapist cheese making operation.

Thank Boštjan L
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

But not because of church itself,it's nothing special, but you have to listen father Franjo and his hostory lesson. You should also try their original trapist cheese, which they are producing over 200 years and it's one of a kind!

Thank BalkanEkspres
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Beautiful peaceful place just a few kilometers from the city center. You can find a lot of history here. Monks named Trapists made first power plant in Banjaluka, and first brewery too. You can buy monastery vine and well-known cheese named Trapist. If you are...More

Thank Ognjen J
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Banja Luka is a fascinating Town and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. The Trappist Monastery is definitely worth a visit. The Building is no St. Paul's or St. Peter's it is a very simple building but one where you can find peace and where a...More

1  Thank mike_StAlbans
Reviewed 9 November 2014

This monastery is surronded with amazing nature. I can't decide which part is more beautiful. It is definitely MUST SEE.

Thank irenahnatjuk
Reviewed 14 January 2014

The monastery is quite pretty looking, we came in the middle of winter, and even though there was no snow, the dry air made it a lovely crisp walk. I would recommend you bring a picnic and buy cheese there (it is a lot of...More

1  Thank PinkRhapsody
Reviewed 10 August 2013

we got a personnel tour - this is worth a visit and extend your stay if you can. this is a history lesson you should not miss.

Thank Jörg M
Reviewed 14 May 2013 via mobile

The monastery is surronded with beautiful nature and you really can't decide what's more beautiful: that nature or the facility itself.

Thank Nataša V
Reviewed 9 July 2012

It is really interesting to hear full story about Trapists and everything they done since they arived in Banja Luka area. Plus, they have excellent wine and cheese!

1  Thank sanja g
Reviewed 18 April 2009

If you are visiting Banja Luka, one interesting thing to do is to visit the Trappist Monastery. Trappists are an order of Catholic Monks. The facility and church are gorgeous and peaceful, on the outskirts of Banja Luka. It as pretty impressive. I was amazed...More

14  Thank Lyra-Belaqua
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