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Review of Studenica Monastery

Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

The frescoes at Studenica are outstanding. To someone used to mainstream Western European art, they're also extraordinarily refreshing.

Guidebooks in various languages are for sale in the monastery shop by the entrance. Get one before you go in, so you'll know who's who and what's what.

I came in an old Mercedes with a driver from Novi Pazar, going through the forest by the river. It takes about an hour and a half, not going very fast. If you do it like that, you could combine your visit to Studenica with one to Zica monastery, another UNESCO site, nearer Kraljevo.

Visited June 2012
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Belgrade, Serbia
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“Magnificent experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

This is maybe a best day or two day trip you can take if you are visiting Serbia for 2 weeks or more. You will be thrilled. There is really no point in writing about Studenica as you can find everything you want to know on the internet. You won't be sorry if you take a trip to Studenica!

Also, in Bogutovac(small place on the main road before Studenica if you're coming from Belgrade), you have a restaurant called "Kod Mira". Beleive me when I say it's the best restaurant in Serbia with national type of food.

Visited September 2012
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“Stunning beauty with a view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

Driving here from Cacak, where we stayed, was almost as good as the destination. Almost. The drive was beautiful as we turned onto a mountain road that climbed, then drove across flat last, amid hillsides lush with trees. Remote, with the occasional house making you wonder "what are these people doing up here all alone?" It was so beautiful that we passed the monastery on our first approach for more scenery. The monastery itself is a short walk up a hill, it is enclosed by an ancient stone wall, and inside are housed two churches along with living spaces for the monks. The larger of the two churches is grand with some spectacular 13th and 14th century frescoes. The smaller church is impressive in its own atmospheric way - much wood is used and the small ceiling gives it a coziness. The grounds themselves are fantastic with some great views of the surrounding hills.

Visited October 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“My tip, for those looking for accommodation in the area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2011

You can always stay at Domacinstvo Milojevic in the direction of Kraljevo, aftre Bogutovac, in the village of Lopatnica. We have stayed there several times and it is v. pleasant. You cna have your meals with them or at a place called Kod Mira, closer to the main road.

Visited June 2011
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Ghent, Belgium
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“Where to stay in Studenica”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2011

The "official" hotel in Studenica was closed and the person attending it very unfriendly. But you can sleep in the "konak", a lodging house on the left of the monastery, near the "backdoor" entrance. It is a nice building, but unmarked. Very cheap (from 8 EUR per person per night), good, clean rooms, quiet apart from visiting school groups. There is a friendly waiter speaking good English.

Visited May 2011
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