Stanjevici Monastery

Budva, Montenegro

The Monastery of Stanjevici is located above the village of Pobori, on the slopes of Mount Lovcen. It was first mentioned in the 18th century, when Bishop Danilo rebuilt the ruins of the former court of the Crnojevics and built a church. After Cetinje was raided in 1714, Bishop Danilo moved to Stanjevici and, in the following 125 years, this monastery was the second main residence of the Montenegrin bishops, a spiritual and political centre of Montenegro. The first part of the first Montenegrin law – the General Code of Montenegro and the Hills was adopted at an assembly of tribal leaders in 1798, in Stanjevici.

The church belonging to the Monastery is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. In 1839, Njegos sold the Monastery to Austria, and they turned it into a military fortress. The Monastery suffered considerable damage in the insurrection of 1869 and the earthquake of 1979, while its reconstruction started back in 1994.



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Budva, Montenegro
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Founded: 18th century
Category: Religious sites in Montenegro


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Виктория Жукова (2 years ago)
The monastery is small, active. The area is beautiful, very quiet and peaceful. There are almost no tourists. At the entrance we were met by a novice who gave a short tour and told us about the history of the monastery.
Надія Яценко (2 years ago)
A very beautiful monastery. Cozy and calm. However, the road is still one of those: serpentine and 1 lane.
Рајко Ненезић (2 years ago)
Monastery from the 13th century, the century of saints.
Nenad Zrnic (3 years ago)
Outstanding ambience at 600 m above sea level. Very nice monastery.
Note 9 (3 years ago)
Beautiful, Blessed, Divine❤
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