The Vozuća Monastery is a Serbian Orthodox monastery dedicated to the Holy Trinity and located around 5 km from the village of Vozuća in the Municipality of Zavidovići, central Bosnia and Herzegovina. The monastery was founded by Serbian king Stefan Dragutin (reigned 1276 to 1282). It was first mentioned in 1617. After it was abandoned in 1690, during the Great Turkish War, it remained empty for more than a century. It was renovated two times during the 19th century, between 1856 and 1859, and in 1884. An elementary school was constructed at the monastery in 1858, but it was closed in 1894. That year, a wooden bell tower was built beside the monastery's church.

The monastery was badly damaged during World War II. In 1941, it was looted by forces of the Independent State of Croatia, and in 1942, the elementary school and the bell tower were burned down by the Muslim Militia. After the war, the monastery was repaired, and a new bell tower was erected in 1989. Severe damage was inflicted on the monastery at the end of the Bosnian War (1992–1995), and it was further vandalised after the war. The church remained roofless for five years. As of 2010, the monastery was still in the process of renovation. The Vozuća Monastery was designated as a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2004.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Nebojša Pejić (2 years ago)
A beautiful place and an oasis of peace!! ?????
Велислав Мишура (2 years ago)
Оаза духовности и природе!!!
Kevin de Tejas (2 years ago)
I want to go to there.
Savo Blagojevic (2 years ago)
Endowment of King Dragutin, heaven on earth!
Sinisa Dostanic (3 years ago)
A wonderful place to visit with the family, especially for Easter, All Souls' Day and Our Lady's Day, when people from those regions come for prayer and family gatherings...
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