Manasija Monastery
Manasija Monastery
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Michel
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Nice monastery within enormous walls, historically interesting, not crowded with tourists, nice scenery with parking spots next to the premises.
Written 27 August 2023
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Jonas A
Stockholm, Sweden938 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
The history of this fort and monastery are mind boggling. The monastery, from the 15:th century and that is still used, is housed inside medieval stronghold walls that are now mostly ruins but are still relatively well preserved. To enter the fortress area there are no requirements for proper clothing but if you want to enter the chapel, and you do, avoid shorts or bare shoulders. The small shop sells locally manufactured beverages and icons.
Written 27 July 2023
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TravelerTrecker
Houston833 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Planning my solo travel to Serbia was fun. I reviewed the DK Eyewitness travel guide book on Serbia looking for monumental sites and I found two in central Serbia: Manasija Monastery and Saint George Church and crypt in Topola. I visited both of them on the same day. To do this, you need a rental car. Manasija is 90 minutes from Belgrade. It is located in an isolated valley; it is a fortified monastery surrounded by 11 towers and walls that remind you a toy castle. The walls make it unique. There is parking area at the entrance and parking is free. There is no entrance fee. Ideally, you should visit the monastery in a clear day; when I visited was a rainy day. Nevertheless, it is still impressive and when I visited the monastery, I was alone. There were priests. I did not see nuns. I attended an evening orthodox ceremony.

The church is nice. The exterior is a classical style. The interior is impressive; the floor at the entrance has an original rose that is very well preserved. The frescoes are beautiful. The Three Holy Warriors is the most impressive fresco; it depicts three muscular, intimidating, elegant, armored religious men with vibrant colors. This is the most impressive renascence fresco in Serbia. There is another fresco that depicts Stephan Lazarevich as a very elegant, noble man; this individual provided the money and support to build the monastery and thanks to his support the nuns and monks were able to create and maintain art, books and documents that have contribute to the preservation of the Serbian culture over the centuries.

You cannot climb the towers or the ramps. However, they are imponent. The ruins of the refectory are very interesting. I recommend visiting the shop; it offers very nice and actually cheap religious souvenirs.

The monastery closes at 800 pm.
Written 2 June 2023
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA8,222 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Fantastic structure from the 15th century. Amazing that this could be built without today’s equipment.

The church is stunning with its many frescos.

Great piece of history.
Written 1 May 2023
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IgorMarkovic
Smederevo, Serbia1,806 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Manasija monastery is considered to be one of the most important ones in Serbia, both because of its historical importance, but also due to its enormous architectural value. Surrounded by high walls and tucked in a peaceful and beautiful valley, the monastery seems to have placed itself in a perfect place. Both the interior and the exterior of the monastery will impress you with its beauty. If you're travelling around eastern Serba, make sure not to miss this architectural gem. All recommendations!
Written 9 October 2022
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avdij
Rotterdam, The Netherlands472 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This impressieve monastery is a must to see once you are in the neighborhood of Despotovac.
It is a very important cultural monument in this part of Serbia.
If the parking space is full, just drive up for 200 meters and you'll find a large parking area for free.
Written 4 October 2020
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Nikola
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
Beautiful place to be visited, it represents huge culture monument of Serbian middle century. In any case should be visited if you want to learn about Serbia and Serbia history.
Written 19 June 2020
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain21,286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Manasija Monastery is one if the most important orthodox monasteries located in the center of Serbia. In fact, it is located in the middle of the land and it is the typical walled monastery constructed in Serbia. The monastery is small and surrounded it, there are some important buildings for the religious community. In the Middle Ages, it was necessary to defend the building from Ottoman Army, so it is walled. Wonderful place and a very good experience to begin the trip in October-2019.
Written 15 April 2020
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MarinaFollowsTheSun
Berlin, Germany1,940 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This monastery was one of our favourite spots in Serbia. Beautifully located, impressive building, perfect photo spot and idyllic surroundings to wander through.
Written 13 August 2019
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Fane Babanul
Rishon Lezion, Israel2,081 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The fortified monastery is very well restored and preserved. The church has beautiful frescoes. The walls are really impressive. Definitely worth the travel!
Written 6 August 2019
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