Rustovo Monastery

Budva, Montenegro

Rustovo Monastery is located around three kilometres above the Praskvica Monastery. It is dedicated to the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God and it has been convent since 2004. The graves of monks were discovered in the monastery yard, which proves that a number of monks lived here as early as in the Middle Ages. Within the Monastery complex, there is a little chapel dedicated to St Benedict of Nursia, as well as a more recent church dedicated to the Holy Royal Martyrs, the Romanovs.



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Budva, Montenegro
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Founded: 2003
Category: Religious sites in Montenegro

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Иван Тыщенко (21 months ago)
Очень впечатлило место, приветливые монахини, все показали и расказали про монастырь, угостили печеньями, конфетами и святой водой. Чуть выше подняться и открывается красивейший вид на Будванскую бухту
Tijana K (21 months ago)
Manastir presvete Bogorodiceu selu Rustovo na Paštrovskoj gori, iznad Svetog Stefana danas je ženski pravoslavni manastir, koji je na temeljima stare crkve Paštrovića, obnovljen prethodne decenije. Prema predanju na ovom mjestu su još u 14. vijeku Paštrovići podigli crkvu za saplemenike, koji su stradali od vojske mađarskog kralja Ludviga. Crkva je u više navrata bila razorena, u 15. vijeku i u razornom zemljotresu 1979. godine. Konak manastira Rustovo je osvećen 2004. godine, da bi u julu 2006. godine bio dovršen i osveštan hram posvećen Svetim carskim mučenicima Romanovima.
Dmitriy Startsev (2 years ago)
Totally worth to visit; quite, picturesque, soul healing.
Eligerta Mance (2 years ago)
We went there on summer 2016. We liked the monastery. We liked as well the view up the hills. (As you can see in the posted photos). We also visit thr inside of monastery having a little tour from a nun and another visitor we made the translation for us.
Софија Софија (3 years ago)
You have to come and look alive this beautiful place. A lot of wonderful pictures waiting to be seen
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