Gomirje Monastery

Vrbovsko, Croatia

Gomirje is the westernmost Serb Orthodox monastery in Croatia. It was built in the period of the first larger Serb settling in the villages of Gomirje, Vrbovsko and Moravice at the end of 16th and the beginning of the 17th century. The monastery is thought to have been founded in 1600. The monastery includes the church of Roždenije saint John the Baptist, built in 1719. In 1789, the monastery was devastated by fires and subsequently rebuilt in 1791.

During World War I, Austria-Hungary turned Gomirje Monastery into concentration camp for Serbian Orthodox priests from the Triune Kingdom and areas of Vojvodina. During the World War II, the Ustaše government of the Independent State of Croatia killed monastery monks and took all of the monastery's valuable possessions to Zagreb, while the complex itself was burned in 1943. The monastery was reopened in 1967.

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D42, Vrbovsko, Croatia
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Founded: c. 1600
Category: Religious sites in Croatia

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Gordana Podvezanec (9 months ago)
Lovely building and beautiful nature
Ivica Pavlovic (2 years ago)
The westernmost Orthodox monastery is part of the Cultural route Putevima Frankopan! It is marked, but when you come to it, apart from the 'board' on which basic information is written, there are no other indications about the possibility of visiting, talking, or anything. As they came, so they left... although it would be interesting to look inside and talk to someone...
M. Ban (2 years ago)
It's beautiful and maintained place, hospitable people, awesome nature, peace and quiet... Gorski Kotar is one of the most beautiful parts in Croatia. ??
Silvijo Vlahović (2 years ago)
Very nice place
Drazen Celar (2 years ago)
An interesting place that would gain in value with additional content
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