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What a wonderful place! It definitely leaves the visitor with a lasting impression. One of the oldest monasteries in Serbia, it is located in an isolated snd quiet area of... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place! It definitely leaves the visitor with a lasting impression. One of the oldest monasteries in Serbia, it is located in an isolated snd quiet area of Serbia will in the hills. The picturesque location is one of the many points to draw the visitor, as are the wonderful fresco's located within. As with all monasteries in... More 

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Studenica is one of the largest and richest Serb Orthodox monasteries. A cloister with middle age paintings with the quality like in the Virgin's Church are incredible. Restoration was going on but the best walls were visible. The route to the monastery was worthwhile. The monks offer rooms, next time I will stay some nights to enjoy the silence.

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Magor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

That any monasteries in Serbia survived Ottoman times is something of a miracle, but this fortified monastery is a wonderful example. The surviving frescos are entrancing and although some restoration work is being done you can see echoes of how impressive the church must have been in it's heyday. The carved stonework inside is excellent.

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Holiday, Florida
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

One gains a true feeling of these monastic communities here at Studenica, the complex of buildings protected by its impressive walls with two gates. In keeping with the synthesis between the Catholic West and the Byzantine East, the principal church dedicated to the Virgin Mary relies upon a Serbian appropriation a Western architectural idiom whereas the murals within are indebted... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful monastery in a scenic location. Entry was free. The buildings are impressive. We stayed in the hotel next to it which was lovely too.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Studenica is a must among the Serbian monasteries. We actually visited 8 of them and each has its story and charm. It is in Studenica where it all started. For its historical importance and the beautiful and well preserved frescoes inside is rightfully on the UNESCO list.

1 Thank Anja P
Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

Monastery Studenica is UNESCO heritage. Monastery church has fresco paintings from XIII and XIV century. It is situated 40 km from Kraljevo. The road to Studenica is going through picturesque river Ibar valley. It was established in 1190 from Funding father of Serbian kingdom dynasty Nemanjici, Stefan Nemanja. Serbian kingdom during his role was steraching from areas of today’s Serbia,... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

The Studenica Monastery in Western Serbia is a remarkably well-preserved and impressive monastery. The complex contains two churches, the larger and more grandiose Church of the Virgin, which contains the exquisite coffins of the Serbian rulers Stefan Nemanja and Stefan Prvovencani, and the smaller King's Church containing beautiful byzantine style frescoes. The monastery is a bit isolated, so unless heading... More 

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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed 24 May 2015

It is located some 60 km south from Kraljevo (turn right on E761 in village Usce, 12 km from there) surrounded by mountains. The scenery is amazing and almost unbelievable to see round shaped walls that surround monastery complex with marble stone church from 12h century! The history of church is the story of itself, and best left to be... More 

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Reviewed 16 January 2015

Beautiful monastery from the 13th century, it seems a whole together with the King Church, an endowment of King Milutin. It should be visited if you are in Kopaonik or pass this way in the direction of Montenegro.

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