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“must see!”
Review of Mariastern Abbey

Mariastern Abbey
Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“must see!”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

we got a personnel tour - this is worth a visit and extend your stay if you can.
this is a history lesson you should not miss.

Visited August 2013
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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 14 May 2013 via mobile

The monastery is surronded with beautiful nature and you really can't decide what's more beautiful: that nature or the facility itself.

Visited January 2013
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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Trapist”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

It is really interesting to hear full story about Trapists and everything they done since they arived in Banja Luka area. Plus, they have excellent wine and cheese!

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Falls Church, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Trappist Monastery in Banja Luka”
Reviewed 18 April 2009

If you are visiting Banja Luka, one interesting thing to do is to visit the Trappist Monastery. Trappists are an order of Catholic Monks. The facility and church are gorgeous and peaceful, on the outskirts of Banja Luka. It as pretty impressive. I was amazed that the city of Banja Luka does virtually nothing to emphasize one of the few touristy things the town has to offer. The monks used to run the brewery, and I loved this old advertisement for the Trappist Beer. This smiling monk would be a fun marketing image for the city. The monks used to do a wide range of things, including woodworking. Attached is a photo with one of their chairs. Unfortunately, there are now only two monks left at the Monastery. Before WWII there were some 260. As they explained to us, they lost most of their properties and facilities to the Communists after that war, but one of them still makes Trappist cheese. We bought cheese from the monk. The contact person if you want to arrange a tour is Pater Zvonko Topic: 051-300-951. Otherwise just show up for mass on Sunday mornings at 10 am. We did, and they were so thrilled to have foreign visitors, they offered us a full tour (which was fascinating).

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