Savina Monastery

Herceg Novi, Montenegro

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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Herceg Novi, Montenegro
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Founded: 1030
Category: Religious sites in Montenegro

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Kamil NOWAK (14 months ago)
It’s a Monastery/ Church so as a tourist place 3 stars, not attractive. But has non tourists value for people comming to pray.
Dusko Lalovic (14 months ago)
Everyone coming to Herceg Novi should visit this monastery, jewel of the city. Free parking is available but there is a suggested limit of 3h for visitors. Monastery has an awesome store with wines and rakia they produce. Visitors will experience stunning views from the upper levels of the property. There are old picnic tables and benches from stone on the left outside from the main gate. Monastery is opened for visitors every day from sunrise until sunset but the store closes at 18h during summer, 14h during winter and 12h on Sundays. Dress modestly, leave your pets at home and don't meka noise.
Nurlan Isazade (14 months ago)
Peaceful place, recommended to try the viewpoint to see the whole scenery.
Byung In Lee (18 months ago)
Small and beautiful orthodox church. It is a religious place, so you have to look around quietly. I had the unpleasant experience of being asked to pay for being a foreigner in the yard in front of the church.
Bojan Nikolic (2 years ago)
Orthodox monastery. Special feelings on that place with soul. Beautifull park and good parking place in front of. Many great persons have grave their. Monastery people has ther own grape and they produce wine and rakija.
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