Mesic Monastery

Mesic Monastery Mesić is the nunnery of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Banat Diocese, close to Vrsac, dedicated to the birth of the Saint John the Baptist. The name of the Mesić Monastery comes from the stream of the...

Mileseva Monastery

Mileseva Monastery Mileševa Monastery, the main endowment of King Vladislav /1234 - 1243/, grandson of Stefan Nemanja and the fourth in the lineage of Nemanjic Dynasty is located in the valley of Milesevka River, 6 km to the east of...

Naupara Monastery

Naupara Monastery Some 30 km south of town of Kruševac, at the foot of Jastrebac Mountain, lies Naupara village with the Monastery of the same name. The church of Naupara Monastery is dedicated to the Nativity of the Mother of...

Nova Pavlica Monastery

Nova Pavlica Monastery Nova Pavlica Monastery was built by the heroic Brothers of Musić Family killed in the Battle on Kosovo Field. Musić Brothers were sons of Musa, the great Duke of Ibar District and nephews of Prince Lazar whose...

Ovcar-Kablar Monasteries

Ovcar-Kablar Monasteries A remarkable number of medieval monasteries are hidden between sharp steep sides of Ovcar and Kablar mountains on the small geographical region, close to Čačak, on the left bank of the Zapadna Morava river. Ovčar-Kablar Monasteries were founded...

Pavlovac Monastery

Pavlovac Monastery Pavlovac Monastery is located on Kosmaj Mountain, in the village of Koraćica, beside the Pavlovac stream, after which it got its name. Monastery was built according to wish of despot Stefan Lazarević. At the end of the 14th...

Peć Patriarchate – Patriarchate of Peć

Peć Patriarchate - The Patriarchate of Peć The Pec Patriarchate /Pecka Patrijarsija/ is among the most prominent Medieval Monasteries in Serbia. The Monastery Complex of the Patriarchate of Pec is located at the very entrance to the Rugova Gorge near...

Petkovica Monastery

Petkovica Monastery Petkovica Monastery is Medieval Orthodox Monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church located in the south-western part of Fruška Gora Mountain, close to the stream of Remeta, between the tiny and sleepy villages of Divoš and Šišatovac. The most intense...

Poganovo Monastery – Saint John Theologian

Poganovo Monastery - St John Theologian Monastery The Monastery of Poganovo with its Church dedicated to Saint John the Theologian is one of the most precious and most significant among the Medieval monuments of culture of Serbia. The Poganovo Monastery...

Pridvorica Monastery

Pridvorica Monastery Pridvorica Monastery is located in the deep seclusion of Central Serbia, in the tiny village of Pridvorica, 20 km to the south-west of Ivanjica towards Studenica Monastery. Monastery is surrounded with intact nature and wilderness of Studenica River....

Pustinja Monastery

Pustinja Monastery Pustinja Monastery /desert/ is founded in the 13th century during the reign of the Serbian King Dragutin and is dedicated to the Virgin Entrance to the Temple. Besides the legend, the present day church of Pustinja Monastery lies...

Raca Monastery

Raca Monastery Just next to the Raca river, in the close proximity of Bajina Bašta, there is Medieval Raca Monastery. Raca Monastery was built in the 13th century as the probable endowment of the Serbian King Dragutin Nemanjić, who later...

Rakovac Monastery

Rakovac Monastery The Rakovac monastery church is dedicated to SS Cosmas and Damian and lies on the northern slopes of Fruska Gora Mountain, besides the Rakovac stream. The church of Rakovac Monastery is one nave structure of inscribed cross basis,...

Rakovica Monastery

Rakovica Monastery Rakovica Monastery, with the church dedicated to the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, was built between 1377 and 1385, during the reign of Prince Lazar Hrebeljanovic. The original monastery was resettled to its current location beside the Rakovicki...

Ravanica Monastery

Ravanica Monastery Ravanica Monastery is located in the foot of Kucaj Mountains, close to village of Senje, near town of Cuprija, in Central Serbia. Ravanica Monastery is the principal and the largest endowment of Prince Lazar who intended it for...

Rudenica Monastery

Rudenica Monastery Rudenica Monastery with the Church dedicated to Saint Ilija is located in the vicinity of Aleksandrovac, only few kilometers from Veluće Monastery. Rudenica Monastery is situated above the village with the same name, at the edge of forestry...

Saint Achilles Church Arilje

Saint Achilles Church Arilje The church in Arilje is dedicated to the Bishop Achilles of Larissa (Greece) who was a passionate fighter against the Arian heresy and boldly denounced the heretic Arius. St Achilles participated in the First Ecumenical Council...

Saint Apostles Peter and Paul Church Ras

Saint Apostles Peter and Paul Church Ras The Church of Sts Apostles Peter and Paul in Ras, the former seat of bishops of Raska and the Serbian Medieval state is located on the tranquil hill above Novi Pazar. According to...

Saint George Church and Royal Mausoleum Oplenac

Saint George Church and Royal Mausoleum Oplenac Topola is small town located 72 km away from Belgrade. Topola is famous for the outstanding historical memorial complex of Oplenac named after the Oplenac Hill dominating the city of Topola. Oplenac is...

Saint George Monastery Temska

Saint George Monastery Temska Temska Monastery with the church dedicated to the Holy Martyr Saint George has been built in the second half of the 16th century on the ruins of the fortification from the 11th century by Dejanovic Family...

Saint George Pillars – Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery

Saint George Pillars - Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery in Novi Pazar - the Ras site /Saint George's Pillars Monastery/ is unique structure of the Serbian culture and history. Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery in Ras is connected with two monumental...

Saint Nicholas Monastery Kuršumlija

Saint Nicholas Monastery Kuršumlija Monastery of Saint Nicholas in Kuršumlija is the first endowment of famous Stefan Nemanja, the founder of mighty Nemanjic Dynasty and of the Medieval Serbia. The Saint Nicholas Monastery was built between 1163 - 1166 on...

Saint Prohor of Pcinja Monastery

Saint Prohor of Pcinja Monastery The Monastery of Saint Prohor Pčinjski is one of the oldest Serbian Monasteries situated on the border with Republic of Macedonia, on the woody slopes of Kozjak and Rujan Mountains and the left bank of...

Saint Roman Monastery Djunis

Saint Roman Monastery Djunis Monastery of Saint Roman is located in the valley between Razanj and Djunis, close to the village of Morava. The St Roman Monastery as sacral place dedicated to the Annunciation of the Holy Virgin and granted...

Saint Sava Orthodox Cathedral Belgrade

Saint Sava Orthodox Cathedral Belgrade The Temple of Saint Sava in Belgrade – the Saint Sava Orthodox Cathedral is one of the main landmarks of Belgrade and Serbia, and far the most monumental structure in Belgrade, being the second largest...

Sisatovac Monastery

Sisatovac Monastery In 1520 the Abbot Teofilo and monks Ilarion and Visarion of the Zica Monastery, who fled after Turkish persecution to the western part of the Fruska Gora Mountain, had built the new shrine of Šišatovac Monastery dedicated to...

Sisojevac Monastery

Sisojevac Monastery Sisojevac Monastery, dedicated to the Holy Transfiguration, is located in the village of Sisevac, beside the spring of Crnica River. Monastery was probably built in the eight decade of the 14th century, to be first mentioned in 1398...

Soko Monastery

Soko Monastery The newly established Soko Monastery has been constructed in 1991 in the magnificent scenery of Ljubovija town and the Drina River in west Serbia. The Soko Monastery is dedicated to the Saint Nikolai Velimirović which is celebrated on...

Sokolica Monastery

Sokolica Monastery Sokolica Monastery is dedicated to the Shroud of the Holy Virgin, and is situated on the steep inaccessible slopes of Sokolica hill /hawks nests/, 10 km east from Zvecan Fortification, above town of Kosovska Mitrovica. It is assumed...

Sopoćani Monastery

Sopoćani Monastery Sopocani Monastery is the Medieval Monastery of Serbia set in deep seclusion, 16 km west of Novi Pazar, near the spring of Raska River, close to the Stari Ras - the center of the Serbian Medieval State. Sopocani...

SS Apostles Peter and Paul Church Rsovci village

SS Apostles Peter and Paul Church Rsovci village Surely one of the most interesting shrines of Pirot and Stara Planina Mountain is the church of Saint Peter and Paul which was probably built by hermits from Sinai who stayed here...

SS Cosmas and Damian Monastery Zociste

SS Cosmas and Damian Monastery Zociste SS Cosmas and Damian's Monastery is situated in the tiny village of Zociste, 5 km south-east of the Orahovac village, near Prizren. It has been built in the time of the Serbian Medieval Nemanjic...

Stara Pavlica Monastery

Stara Pavlica Monastery The ruins of Stara /Old/ Pavlica Monastery stand lonely, close to the village graveyard, on a steep cliff above the railway which connects Skopje-Pristina-Kosovska Mitrovica-Raska and Kraljevo, on the right bank of the Ibar River in Pavlica...

Studenica Monastery

Studenica Monastery The magnificent Medieval Studenica Monastery is the mother church of all Serbian shrines. Studenica Monastery is situated in the beautiful Studenica River Valley in central Serbia, 200 km south of Belgrade and 39 km south of Kraljevo. It...

Sukovo Monastery

Sukovo Monastery Sukovo Monastery is located 18 km east from Pirot, in south-east Serbia, on the road to Zvonacka Banja Spa at the right bank of Jerma River in the close vicinity of the village of Sukovo, which lies at...

Tresije Monastery

Tresije Monastery On the northwestern slope of Kosmaj Mountain lies Tresije Monastery. Many have written about the beauty of Kosmaj Mountain, the highest mountain of northern Šumadija, and many will write about the monastery hidden in its forests that surround...

Tronosa Monastery

Tronosa Monastery Tronosa Monastery is named after the three tiny rivers that join in one, nearby the monastery field, legend says. It is believed that the Monastery of Tronosa is founded by Queen Katarina /Katelina/, the widow of Serbian King...

Trška Church

Trška Church The Medieval Monastery of Trška crkva Church lies in Homolje region, on the road connecting Žagubica and Petrovac na Mlavi, by the Ribari village, 4 km west of Žagubica. On this spot was the Medieval settlement or village...

Tuman Monastery

Tuman Monastery Tuman Monastery near Golubac was founded by Milos Obilić, famous hero of the epic songs of Kosovo Battle cycle. During the hunt in this area, Milos Obilic, who ruled the Branichevo district during the reign of Prince...

Uvac Monastery

Uvac Monastery Uvac Monastery, also known as the Vuvac Monastery is one of the most inaccessible Medieval monasteries of Serbia. The Uvac Monastery can be best reached if possible by the terrain vehicle, with plenty of patience and love, along...

Velika Remeta Monastery

Velika Remeta Monastery The Velika Remeta Monastery is one of the 16 Medieval Monasteries on Fruska Gora Mountain. The Monastery is located in the valley, in the east part of the Fruska Gora Mountain, northwest of the village bearing the...

Veluće Monastery

Veluće Monastery Veluće Monastery is located in the village of the same name, surrounded with the famous Zupa vineyards, in central Serbia. It is away some 10 km southeast of Trstenik and 22 km from Krusevac, on the gentle slopes...

Visoki Dečani Monastery

Visoki Dečani Monastery Magnificent Visoki Decani Monastery is situated 15 km south of Pec, in the western part of the southern Serbian province of Kosovo called Metohija, in the beautiful valley of Bistrica river, surrounded by steep Prokletije Mountain rocky...

Vraćevšnica Monastery

Vraćevšnica Monastery The Monastery of Vracevsnica, dedicated to St.George, is situated on the southern slopes of the Rudnik Mountain. Vracevsnica Monastery lies on the road connecting Gornji Milanovac and Kragujevac, hidden in the heart of thick forests and meadows, so...

Vratna Monastery

Vratna Monastery Vratna Monastery lies hidden between the high peaks of Miroc Mountain beside Jabuča River. You can glimpse Vratna Monastery only from its eastern side, approaching it on 200 meters. Monastery is located at the very entrance to the...

Vrdnik Monastery Ravanica

Vrdnik Monastery - Ravanica Vrdnik Monastery, officially Ravanica Monastery of Srem district, is one of the most significant medieval Monasteries of Fruška Gora Mountain, situated in the famous Vrdnik Banja spa. Vrdnik Monastery was first mentioned in the Turkish records...

Vujan Monastery

Vujan Monastery Vujan Monastery is located on the woody south slope of Vujan Mountain, on the road between Čačak and Gornji Milanovac, 4 km from the village of Prislonica known by its traditional village architecture and country tourism and by...

Žiča Monastery

Žiča Monastery Žiča Monastery is the joined endowment of King Stefan the First-Crowned and his son Radoslav and younger brother Rastko Nemanjić /later Saint Sava, the first Serbian Arch-bishop/ from the early 13th century /1206-1220/. In 1218 Žiča Monastery was...