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Manasija Monastery

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280, Serbia, Despotovac, Serbia
+381 35 611290
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The serenity of the place is stunning. You can visit the church and the resting place of one of the most famous Serbian rulers. The Fortress is not always open to visit the towers, but you can enjoy the nature around!

Thank BiSMitic
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

It’s an enormous architectural construction made of stones, it was used more like a fortress than a monastery. The surrounding area is also a good choice for camping or picnic with family-friendly environment.

Thank Dao H
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Breathtaking castle, best to visit in August when Knight Festival OUT nOW is on! Great landscaping, restored fortress, there was and fresco paintings exhibition, and in the heart of the land there is a monastery Manasija, with 6th-century old fresko paintings (which were attempted to...More

Thank airsolaja
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and relaxing place - you can spend 30 min there for a rest. The souvenir shop offers a lot of home made jams and honey.

Thank 60vladimirv
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Amazing monastery with walls around and a church in the middle. The walls are very massive and in order to give protection against the Turks. The church is very beautiful from outside and even more inside. This is a must if you are travelling near...More

Thank Soccca
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Manasija is a very beautiful monastery built by Despot Stefan Lazarevic in period 1407-1418. There is a church of Holy Trinity inside fortification with eleven towers. The church have well preserved frescos with byzantine blue color. It is possible to walk on the top of...More

1  Thank Poleksija
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The church inside the battlements provides such a wonderful setting - and inside the ancient frescoes are superb. It is a very tranquil and special place.

Thank Vandieman111
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I could not believe such a beautiful monastery is so well preserved, not destroyed by Turks. This is a typical walled church/monasttery. I recommend you to visit this place together with Ravinica.

1  Thank MNXXXX
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We were told that this monastery's walls are the most massive of any extant monastery in Serbia. Inside, the beautiful church and the ruins of the refectory add a touch of perspective, set against the modern living quarters. This monastery is also known as Resava...More

4  Thank FactotumDellaCitta
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Beautifull medieval monastery with a strong defending walls, placed in the fairy-like sceenery. It was a center of the transkript school.Not to me mised!

1  Thank Jasmina J
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3 October 2016|
Response from Miroslav M | Reviewed this property |
When you get to Despotovac, just follow road across river Resava. Two kilometers from the bridge you can see monastery.
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