Beška is a Serbian Orthodox monastery on Beška island on Skadar Lake. It has two churches within its complex, the Church of St. George and the St Mary's Church.

The Church of St. George was built at the end of the 14th century by Đurađ II Balšić the Lord of Zeta from 1385 to 1403. His widow Jelena Balšić reconstructed it before she built St Mary's Church.

The St Mary's Church was built in 1439/1440 as the legacy of Jelena Balšić which is also confirmed by the inscription on the monastery. Jelena died in Beška monastery and was buried in the St Mary's Church.

The sacred bones of Jelena Balšić were placed in new relic case made of stone after the Church of Holy Mother she built on Beška island was reconstructed in 2002.



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Founded: 1385-1440
Category: Religious sites in Montenegro

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Merl Trudo (6 months ago)
Amazing nuns that make some great drinks and food.
Nebojsa (7 months ago)
Beauty in a hostile environment!
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István Vészits (2 years ago)
Murici Beach is calm, quiet, no crowds, but a bit trashy. The monastery and its surroundings are impressive.
Ernö-Matthias Kiss (3 years ago)
How beautiful and incredibly lovely Montenegro is!
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