Studenica Monastery, Central Serbia

The World Heritage Site represents one of the greatest Serb Orthodox monasteries in existence. Dating back to the 12th century, this Romanesque and the Byzantine complex features fortification walls and two churches surrounded by vivid gardens and rolling hills. When visiting, you'll need to follow the winding forest roads that lead to this white marble structure--the mother-church of all Serbian temples. Once there, take photos of the sights and enter the quiet monastery, filled with 13th- and 14th-century Byzantine-style frescos. View centuries-old artifacts and priceless treasures. The complex looks impeccable, despite countless Ottoman attacks and a devastating earthquake in the 17th century. Arrange to visit Studenica Monastery and other attractions in Central Serbia using our Central Serbia trip itinerary builder .
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  • They say it is the most beautiful monastery in Serbia, it is probable. It is very big and really nice, well kept both out and inside. With the guided tour you can better understand all the secrets. The park outside, especially on a sunny day like today, is beautiful. This place is perfect for relaxing, in the middle of nowhere and with a silence and an absolute peace. Reachable by car.
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  • To be in the presence of the true history of the Serbian people is a very emotional experience. To see the grave of the father of Serbia, the great Juan Stefan Nemanja, Stefan Prvovenčan and St. Anastasia is an imreal experience. Walk the floor where they walked, where St Sava stood and held the liturgy... Every Serb needs to see this and every Serb for this place needs to know. Fascinating in every way.
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  • In tranquil surroundings in the heart of Serbia you'll find this beautiful monastery that is over 700 years old. It's an absolute a must visit of you are passing through this region. The history of this place is mind blowing. It's a place where you come to rest your mind and soul. The monastery is surrounded by beautiful nature and visiting the monastery in summer you'll appreciate the full beauty of this place.
  • The most beautiful Serbian monastery from the 13th century
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