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“An architectual beauty”
Review of Monastery Savina

Monastery Savina
Ranked #3 of 77 things to do in Herceg-Novi
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Owner description: The medieval orthodox monastery complex situated next to the city, on a hill in the lush Mediterranean vegetation. It is composed of the Great Church, the Small Church and the Temple of Saint Sava, which was built, according to belief, by Saint Sava in the 13th century.
Reviewed 11 June 2014

The monastery Savina is located in one of the most beautiful bays in the world – bay of Boka Kotorska. It is located 2 kilometers away from Herceg Novi in thick Mediterranean forest. It is situated on the hill from which the view stretches over Lustica and Ostri Rt (Sharp cape), as well as on Topla in whose hinterland plain Sutorina is located. On the east side the view goes towards Tivat bay, above which raises giant Lovcen. It was built by the Duke of Saint Sava, Stjepan Vukcic Kosaca of Herzegovina
This medieval monastery has three churches of which two of them are dedicated to Uspenje Bogorodice (Falling into sleep of Holy Mother of God). It has sleeping quarters with treasury, and a separated church of Sveti Sava (St. Sava)

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Reviewed 2 December 2013

Medieval Savina Monastery is located 2 km east of Herceg Novi. One of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in the Adriatic. The greatest value of this church is a large iconostasis. Extends around an old cemetery, and to live and thirsty there is a fountain with fresh water. I lit a candle for the dead in the lower part and to live in the upper part where the fallen thin, yellow wax candles-so required by regulations in Orthodoxy.

1  Thank kasjeta
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Out of curiosity we went to this Orthodox monastery (we come from Catholic church). It was just in time for the function which we joined. Then I wondered around to make some pictures, and when the function was over the priests invited us to join with all the other people who assisted the function to have a watermelon with them! That was a great diversion

I suggest you take a taxi to go there

2  Thank Enrico B
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

Orthodox Savina Monastery is a complex of three churches and two cemeteries. The oldest church was built in 11th century. I know that many relics are kept in monastery, but I know about them very little, so I can’t describe them.
Savina Monastery is a very beautiful calm and peaceful place. We were there at the very end of August, but there were only a few visitors except us.
The atmosphere is really special, entering the monastery you start to feel the holiness of this place. The main big Temple is very beautiful, the surroundings are full of trees. There is a stone stairway to the small upper church, the road among the trees is charming, the trees give thick shade to it and you can feel the pleasant freshness. It is nice to sit relaxing near the upper church. The well-attended cemeteries inspire the thoughts of eternity. The view of the Kotor bay from the monastery is picturesque.
Several small cute cats live there. They amazed me, as they seemed to meet and lead us all our way to the upper church and back, they even waited for us there. They behaved like friendly but a bit precautious dogs.
Savina Monastery gives you a special feeling of peace and placidity and puts you in a good spirit.

2  Thank Yersh
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

It is very old monastery, situated in Herceg Novi, it is one of the most beautiful architectural building in Boka bay, when you come inside you can feel spirit, it is place for people who like history, tradition, culture, art.

2  Thank davidmatric
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