Savina Monastery is a Serbian Orthodox monastery of three churches located in one of the most beautiful parts of the northern Montenegrin coast. It was founded by Stjepan Vukčić Kosača, the Duke of Saint Sava (r. 1448–1466).

The small Church of the Assumption is 10m high and 6m wide. Its foundation dates to 1030, although the oldest record of it is from 1648. Its reconstruction began in the late 17th century, with the arrival of refugee monks from Tvrdoš Monastery in Herzegovina, and it was completed in 1831.The Great Temple of the Assumption was built between the 1777 and 1799, and builder was a master Nikola Foretić from the island of Korčula.The Church of St. Sava, built by Saint Sava, located outside the monastery complex.

The monastery has a large number of relics originating from the time of the Nemanjić dynasty (relics of Empress Jelena, cross of Saint Sava), including those transferred from Tvrdoš Monastery.

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Founded: 1030
Category: Religious sites in Montenegro

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Татјана Чудић Веселиновић (2 years ago)
Најдивније успомене. Место мира и спокоја.
Schepan Mali (2 years ago)
Мали храм Успенија Пресвете Богородице је веома мали, само десет метара дугачак и шест метара широк. Највероватније потиче из 1030. године, мада је најстарији запис у коме се манастир спомиње и из 1648. године. Његова обнова започета је крајем 17. вeка, доласком избеглих монаха из манастира Тврдош(Херцеговина), а завршена је 1831. године. У манастиру се налази велики број реликвија које потичу из доба Немањића (мошти Јелене Немањић Шубић, крст Светог Саве), укључујући и оне пренете из манастира Тврдош. Храм Светог Саве налази се ван манастирског комплекса. Велики храм Успења Пресвете Богородице саграђен је између 1777. и 1799. године, а градио га је мајстор Никола Форетић са острва Корчуле.[2] Године 1797. манастирска црква је украшена и споља ограђена. Мештанин, апотекар Србин католик Никола Андровић је 1858. године о свом трошку часовник на црквеном торњу оправио.[3] У манастиру је 1838. године живео епископски Провикар за Боку Которску, игуман Макарије Грушић.
Miroslav Puric (2 years ago)
Prelep manastir u Herceg Novom. Oko manastira se nalazi i groblje na kome su sahranjeni i vojnici i oficiri srpske vojske iz Prvog svetskog rata. Sam manastirski kompleks sadrzi tri crkve. Iz manastira je, posle liturgije, kralj Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic krenuo na svoje poslednje putovanje - u Marselj.
Jun Luo (2 years ago)
A hidden treasure in Kotor Bay!
Predrag Popovic (2 years ago)
Serbian Savina Monastery -1030 - the Monastery dedicated to Saint Sava Serbian – city of Herzeg Novi The church dedicated to the holy Sava- Rastko Nemanjić ( Saint Sava Serbian) was formed by a folk tradition during the first Serbian archbishop, and according to him, the monastery of Savina was given the name. Today is a parochial temple. The oldest, Little Church, was erected in 1030. A single-breeded building, dedicated to the Dedication of the Virgin. It was rebuilt in 1565 during the time of Jeromonah Pajsija, with the help of the ktitor, and the father of Vugdraga, and was rebuilt during the time of Hercog (after the Turkish defector from 1858) and Kosach. The Savina Monastery is located next to Herceg Novi, and it was built in a lush Mediterranean vegetation on one of the most beautiful parts of the northern Montenegrin coast. The monastery consists of three churches: the Small Temple of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, the Great Temple of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos and the Temple of Saint Sava, after which the monastery was named. The little temple of the Holy Virgin of the Blessed Virgin Mary is very small, only ten meters long and six meters wide. Most likely originates from 1030, although it is the oldest recorded in which the monastery is mentioned in 1648. His renovation began at the end of the 17th century(1694), with the arrival of refugees from the monastery of Tvrdosh (Trebinje-Herzegovina), and was completed in 1831. In the monastery there is a large number of relics dating back to the time of Nemanjić (the relics of Jelena Nemanjić Šubić, the cross of St. Sava), including those transferred from the Tvrdoš Monastery. St. Sava Temple is located outside the monastery complex. The Great Temple of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos was built between 1777 and 1799, and was built by master Nikola Foretic from the island of Korcčula
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