Mariastern Abbey is a Trappist abbey in Bosnia and Herzegovina, situated near the country's second largest city Banja Luka. It was founded in 1869 by trappist Franz Pfanner. It consists of the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1873) and the monastery of Trappist monks. It is the only Trappist monastery in Southeastern Europe. At the beginning of the 20th century, with 219 monks, the Abbey was the largest Trappist abbey in the world; today it is the smallest, with only two monks.



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Founded: 1869
Category: Religious sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Alex O (8 months ago)
Very peaceful atmosphere. The shop provides the famous Trappist cheese + a variety of wines, beers and liquors, all locally produced. There is a large parking lot opposite the monastery.
Sandra M! (2 years ago)
We came to the convent for cheese. What we didn't know was the opening hours of the store. If you go to buy cheese, beer or some other product, you can call and the store will open for you. Next to the monastery is a hospital, as well as a large parking lot.
Stjepan Sušac (3 years ago)
Great spiritual place
Batinar Damjan (3 years ago)
its cheap people are good and if you are in daily hospital you get chocky milk and choco bananas
Christian Popescu (3 years ago)
Very friendly priest showed us around and told us about the trappists. Also, nice little shop with homemade produce like cheese.
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