THE MAIN HOLY PLACES OF MONTENEGRO COULD BE CONSIDERED CETINJE MONASTERY AND THE MONASTERY OF OSTROG. CETINJE IS THE OLD CAPITAL OF THE COUNTRY AND OSTROG MONASTERY IS EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE. IT WAS FOUNDED BY SAINT BASIL OF OSTROG. WITH THIS MONASTERY THERE ARE MANY STORIES SPEAKING ABOUT MIRACLES. THE BUILDING MIRACULOUSLY SURVIVED DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. IN THE ROCK NEAR THE MONASTERY THERE IS VINE GROWING STRAIGHT FROM THE ROCK.
1-4 people 170 euro
groups on request
Included in price:
- a comfortable car
- toll roads and parking
Conducts a tour:
- licensed English-speaking guide with theological education
What to bring:
- comfortable shoes
- clothes below the knees for visiting the monastery
- the duration is 7 + hours
- suitable for all ages
Budva Riviera in Montenegro is one of the most beautiful. There are many sandy and shallow beaches. The Adriatic coast opens to tourists resorts such as Sveti Stefan, Milocer, Becici, Przno, Budva, Rafailovici. This is not a complete list of resorts that can be seen from the observation deck. Vacationers can appreciate all the beauty of the Riviera and take pictures for memory. By the way, the length of the Budva Riviera is 35 km. The View depends on the point from which the view will be carried out. However, the guides usually choose the locations for panorama photos that are the most beautiful ones.
Podgorica is the capital of the country, so it is worth visiting at least by passing. The atmosphere of Podgorica is very specific: here you can see old fortresses, mosques, ancient temples. Many buildings are already ruins – they were destroyed by time. Passing the capital, tourists can see what is left of the old city. General background of the Millennium Bridge looks pretty colorful; it is a bridge that connects the old and new part of the city. To stop here is not planned, so the tour moves on towards one of the main monasteries of the country.
Once, at the confluence of the Moraca and Cijevna rivers, Montenegrins saw potential in the birth of one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country. People built a dam, and the water gushed out, skirting the impassable obstacles. You will be able to see the perfect union of nature and man — Niagara falls with water flows of different thickness, falling from a height of up to 10 meters. The name came from the similarity in appearance to the American-canadian Niagara Falls. The majority of tourists come to the waterfall in early spring, when admiring it is most exciting. At this time of year, the melted glaciers fill the rivers with fresh water mass, which thunders off the cliff.
30 km from Podgorica is Ostrog monastery in Montenegro, which has earned the status of the most recognizable religious object of the country. Photos of the monastery Ostrog know even the people who are far from religion. This object is associated with the name of such a Saint as Basil of Ostrog. His relics are still kept in this monastery. Basil of Ostrog was a founder of the monastery, carved into the rock. Today it is home for 12 monks, the monastery is in use. The entrance for everybody is free, although the monastery itself is fenced off from the outside world.
The Ostrog monastery includes two churches – the upper and the lower. To the top you need to get on a narrow mountain path, which is quite steep. However, there is another way – through the forest. But it is twice as long – it is necessary to pass through the forest about 5 km. Therefore, only those who are in no hurry use this way. The upper part of the monastery is the most interesting. It is built into a stone niche at an altitude of almost 1 km above sea level. There are two churches: Holy cross and Virgin Mary.
Tourists may be wondering if there were miracles in the monastery of Ostrog. At the Virgin Mary Church there is reliquary of Saint Basil of Ostrog, which are considered miraculous. Into the monastery books there is evidence of healing. Also in the upper monastery you can find a shell that hit the cult object, but for some reason did not explode. It is known that some mysterious force protects the monastery.
Tourists who visited the Ostrog monastery with an excursion remain under the strong impression of what they saw. Built in the XVII century, it keeps something more than the spirit of the time. There is an atmosphere of grace, which for a long time accompanies tourists. Nobody wants to leave this place, but the tour is coming to an end, and you need to get ready for the return journey.
In the monastery of Ostrog in front of the temple grows miraculous vine. It is believed that it grew up in the place where the old man Saint Basil of Ostrog passed away. Its appearance here is a miracle – for the growth of the vine there is no nutrient space. It grows directly from the rock and gives grapes.
Moreover – for many years it has grown, and now its leaves and branches create a canopy. Under the shade you can easily hide from the sun and even from the rain, if necessary. For its branches created a special grid that supports them. There is no rational explanation for this phenomenon.
The growth of the vine only convinces pilgrims in this place. Below you can see a cross that marks the place where Saint Basil of Ostrog passed away. The vine is fenced, on the fence you can see the worship cross. Tourists should definitely see this miracle. There is nothing else that grows from the rock.
Back home tourists go back to Podgorica. The road is pretty hard for driving. The path is not the closest, but no one will regret the time that you are going to spent. An alternative road from the monastery leads through Niksic, but most tours are conducted through the capital of the country – over there is a more convenient road.