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280, Serbia, Despotovac, Serbia
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 Vladimir V
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
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I was amazed when I saw this place. It was completely unexpected and well worth the drive. The walled fortress is huge and imposing, walking through them presents the monastery itself which is also amazing. The Nuns that were on site spoke good English and...More

1  Thank AG P
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Entering to this holly place you have to feel something if you are open minded. I am Orthodox and not religious, but here I have talked to some high spirit. Touching tomb of Despot Stefan Lazarević was electrifying. Frescoes were almost destroyed but they look...More

Thank Dragana S
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Fortified monastery from medieval founded from Despot Stefan Lazarević. This is one of the most important Serbian monasteries as it was the center of the transcript school in the medievals.

2  Thank Sasha L
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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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