Ostrog monastery

The Monastery of Ostrog (Serbian Cyrillic: Манастир Острог; Tr. Manastir Ostrog) is a monastery of the Serb Orthodox Church placed against an almost vertical background, high up in the large rock of Ostroška Greda, in Montenegro. It is dedicated to Saint Basil of Ostrog (Sveti Vasilije Ostroški).

From the monastery, a superb view of the Bjelopavlići plain can be seen. Ostrog, monastery is the most popular pilgrimage place in Montenegro. The Monastery was founded by Vasilije, the Metropolitan Bishop of Herzegovina in the 17th century. He died there in 1671 and some years later he was glorified. His body is enshrined in a reliquary kept in the cave-church dedicated to the Presentation of the Mother of God to the Temple.

The present-day look was given to the Monastery in 1923-1926, after a fire which had destroyed the major part of the complex. Fortunately, the two little cave-churches were spared and they are the key areas of the monument. The frescoes in the Church of the Presentation were created towards the end of the 17th century. The other church, dedicated to the Holy Cross, is placed within a cave on the upper level of the monastery and was painted by master Radul, who successfully coped with the natural shapes of the cave and laid the frescoes immediately on the surface of the rock and the south wall. Around the church are the monastic residences, which together with the church building and the scenery make this monument outstandingly beautiful.

The Orthodox monastery of Ostrog is one of the most frequently visited on the Balkans. It is visited by believers from all parts of the world, either individually or in groups. It represents the meeting place of all confessions: the Orthodox, the Catholics and the Muslims. According to the stories of pilgrims, by praying by his body, many have been cured and helped in lessening the difficulties in their lives.

Burials

  • Basil of Ostrog

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David Paulince
16 August 2016
Probably is better to avoid sunday and bank holiday to get quicker queue. Depending on the weather, consider to bring with you an umbrella, as if rains queue is without any coverage.
Maria Gabeeva
26 August 2016
летом монастырь похож на лагерь беженцев, люди везде, спят на полу перед монастырем, шлагбаум в нескольких км от верхнего монастыря, с маленькими детьми и инвалидами машины пускаю без проблем.
Андрей Зинкевич
Здесь хранятся мощи Святого Василия Острожского. По легенде, 7 лет спустя своей смерти и захоронения, он явился во сне монаху и попросил раскопать его тело и перенести в храм. Очень сильное место.
Artem -N
12 August 2018
Наверх добраться стоимость 1 евро на маршрутке или пешком не каждый может осилить, красота красивая на входе источник со святой водой можно набрать. Перед входом киоск где бесплатно дадут масло и воду
Maria Gorelova
7 September 2013
Место, в котором невероятная энергетика, откройте сердце любви и уверуйте и все ваши мечты и желания обязательно станут явью!
Alterego07
1 July 2013
Да, дорога непростая, ехать жутко, но все это стоит пережить, ради того, что находится наверху! Нам повезло-очередь была небольшая, пока она продвигается можно любоваться видами и собраться с мыслями.
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