Four shrines of Montenegro were built at different times. Some arose in a difficult period for the country, when Montenegro was under the rule of the ottomans, others completed the construction only in the xxi century. The newest object is the cathedral in Podgorica, which was completed only in 2013. Today it strikes the imagination with its majesty.
1-4 people 200 Euro
groups on request
Included in the price:
- comfortable car
- toll roads and Parking
Conducts a tour:
- licensed English speaking guide with theological education
What to take with you:
- comfortable walking shoes
- clothes below the knees to visit the monastery
- duration 8 + hours
- suitable for all ages
There are four most interesting shrines in Montenegro. Of course, there are many more Holy places and old temples here. But tourists who would like to see the most important shrines should visit these 4 places: Cetinje monastery, Ostrog, Church of the Resurrection and Piva monastery. The tour involves sightseeing, during a walk through the Holy places, tourists will learn a lot of interesting things, including-amazing stories associated with some shrines.
At the start of the journey you will get an amazing panorama of Budva. You can enjoy the beautiful views and get aesthetic pleasure. The tour will head towards Cetinje-the old capital of Montenegro.
The former capital of the country has preserved a lot of beauty – it is the cultural center of Montenegro. The city was founded under Ivan Crnojevic, later it experienced the loss of the country’s independence and revived again under the Negos dynasty. Why they decided to move the capital? Cetinje was built under military conditions, when it was necessary to make the center the most difficult to reach. In peacetime, such a capital became inconvenient.
Cetinje monastery is one of the most important shrines of Montenegro. The Church is dedicated to the Nativity of the blessed virgin Mary. Relics are kept here: the right hand of John the Baptist, the remains of St. Peter of Cetinje, a piece of the cross of the Lord. Going on a tour of Cetinje, you can see all the relics. The fact is that many of them are shown only to groups of tourists.
The next stop is Podgorica, where tourists will see a beautiful modern Cathedral dedicated to the Resurrection of Christ. This Shrine was build in the period from 1993 to 2013. It is interesting not only to tourists who went on a pilgrimage to Montenegro. The temple impresses with its unique style, monumentality. It is decorated with frescoes and mosaics, carved elements of wood. Majestic sound huge temple bells, which were cast in Russia.
Tourists on the way will appreciate the panorama of Niksic – the second largest city in the country. There are many attractions that can be seen from afar.
Piva monastery in Montenegro was built in difficult times for the country, when the state lost its independence and was under the rule of the Ottomans. That is why the object looks more like a house. The fact that it is a cult object, reminds only symbolism. All the most interesting is inside the monastery.
Today the monastery of Piva is not where it was originally built. When it was decided to create the Piva reservoir, it became clear that the territory would flood. And the construction began to gradually move. It was transferred very carefully – it was necessary to preserve the ancient frescoes and other artifacts. More about the history of the monastery can be found in the stories of the guide.
Ostrog monastery in Montenegro is a sanctuary of Balkan scale, pilgrims come here from all over Europe. The object was built by St. Basil of Ostrog – a prominent figure, the Sain was well known in the Balkan countries.
Excursion to Ostrog monastery is an opportunity to feel a special atmosphere and feel that a miracle exists. In these places, miracles really happened and continue to happen. Pilgrims can see the vine that grows from the rock in the place where the cell of the Sain was. The monastery houses the relics of the founder, as well as the relics of the Martyr Stanko.
After visiting the Ostrog monastery tourists are taking the road back home. Along the way, they can enjoy the surrounding panorama. Many tourists who have visited the Holy places are usually impressed and feel the surrounding beauty more keenly.