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Ostrog Monastery

Niksic, Niksic Municipality, Montenegro
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First and foremost a place of religion.

Some things you need to know in advance of visiting this holy place: It is free of charge, you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NicolaLevett
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
The monaste Ostrog is visited by people of all religions

Did you know? The monastery Ostrog is one of the biggest sanctuaries in the world. It is visited... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tihomir K
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  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
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“car park” (9 reviews)
“the cliff” (8 reviews)
“saint basil” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Niksic, Niksic Municipality, Montenegro
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some things you need to know in advance of visiting this holy place: It is free of charge, you must cover up shoulders if you are a female and dress respectfully regardless of your gender. There are toilets based at the very beginning of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did you know? The monastery Ostrog is one of the biggest sanctuaries in the world. It is visited by people of all religions. The Monastery was founded by Vasilije, the Metropolitan Bishop of Herzegovina in the 17th century. He died there in 1671 and some...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there at noon, there wasn't many people as it was a rainy day. The rock made church make it very special, would recommend to go by car.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

So nice place, feel the spirit of energy and people there. It is monastry in rocks made, incredible place

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We arrived late in the afternoon and had a chance to explore the site while it was so quiet. There is a surprising amount of history to be found as well as many solemn shrines and places to reflect. The sheer sight of the monastery...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Monastery Ostrog is a quite amazing spot, just to see how anyone would built a place like that in the cliffs. And you wonder why? It was fantastic to see thee cave on the upper level, I think that is part of the original monastery....More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

It is easy to find the way if you rent a car.But it must be the thrilling drive through the mountain road. This monetary is religious significant place, not for tourists, so please be quiet here!

Thank 聡 平
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

first thing, roads are single carriageway thorughout and not single way traffic as claimed (i drove from podgorica and not from niksic, from niksic, it could be one lane). This is the best place to visit apart from Budva, Kotor, Tivat beaches in Montenegro.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

We were walking through the market in Budva and came across a travel company for this Monastery. A friend of mine is from Montenegro and was baptized here so it was so cool to see it! The bus ride (big 56 pass. coach bus) drives...More

1  Thank jd3sai
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Wonderful historic place, but tourist unfriendly, the priest hit his friend by the hand because he held the camera in his hand, believers lie and sleep on the promenade, also the road to the monastery is for brave

Thank Mitja T
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Coreena W
4 February 2018|
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Response from elwhaswan | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We just drove. The drive was beautiful and only took about three hours to the monastery. We actually made a loop of it and drove on to Podgorica and then over to the coast through Kotor and back to Dubrovnik. I just... More
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Tatiana S
22 July 2017|
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Response from vasskydive | Reviewed this property |
The monastery is open every day from morning till late. Some people stay there overnight and you can get mats for sleeping.
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jingnanwang1991
10 June 2017|
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Response from lennyster | Reviewed this property |
Regret I do not have any experience with this sort of arrangement as I hired a car at Tivat airport for two weeks to drive around on self organised sight-seeing...but I am sure your concierge at your hotel can help set up a... More
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