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Great Shrines of Montenegro – Ostrog and Cetinje Monastery

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.

Private
1-4 people 100 euro
Large
groups on request
Tickets are included in the price!
В стоимость экскурсии включено

Included in price:

  • a comfortable car
  • toll roads and parking
Лицензированный гид

Conducts a tour:

  • licensed English-speaking guide with theological education
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What to bring:

  • comfortable shoes
  • clothes below the knees for visiting the monastery
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Additionally

  • the duration is 7 + hours
  • suitable for all ages
Tour to the Ostrog monastery and the Cetinje monastery, the largest shrines of Montenegro. In the monasteries of Montenegro, excursions are conducted for pilgrims and ordinary tourists. The country has many Orthodox shrines in which the relics of martyrs and elders are stored. Ostrog monastery and Cetinje monastery are known to many. There are other major religious sites that are definitely worth a visit, but later.
PANORAMA OF BUDVA RIVIERA

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.

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PANORAMA OF BUDVA RIVIERA
City of Cetinje
After viewing the panorama, tourists will find the first stop in Cetinje – old capital of Montenegro. The city was founded in the XIII century at the foot of Lovcen Mountain and it is occupied by the residences of the Montenegrin President and Metropolitan of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Cetinje is located in a unique climatic zone, at an altitude of 650 meters above the sea level. This is an open-air museum-city with many cultural and historical sites, among which is the oldest building of the Vlaška Church and the famous Cetinje Monastery.
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Город Цетинье Черногория
Cetinje Monastery
The Cetinje Monastery in Montenegro is the central shrine of the entire Orthodox Montenegro, located in the heart of the city of Cetinje, at the foot of Eagle Mountain. For 500 years, since the construction in the XIV century by Ivan Crnojevic, the Cetinje Monastery was the residence of the Montenegrin metropolitans, and then the heads of the Serbian clergy.
During its existence, the monastery was repeatedly destroyed, and in the XVII century, the first duke of the Negos clan, Danilo, even completely rebuilt it. The last reconstruction was carried out in 1927.
The keeper of the most valuable relics of Orthodox Christians in the monastery complex is the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Within its walls they are:
• relics of Peter I Petrovic Negos (St. Peter of Cetinje);
• right hand of John the Baptist (John the Baptist);
• fragments of the Holy Cross of the Lord;
• old wooden iconostasis with main icon of St. Peter of Cetinje.
Guests of the Cetinje Monastery can see other equally valuable relics – the cell of St. Peter of Cetinje and fragments of the relics of St. Theodore Stratilates, the epitrachilles of St. Sava I, the crown of King St. Stephen of Decan, a collection of printed and manuscript books of the 13th-19th centuries, ancient vestments Metropolitans of Montenegro.
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Цетинский монастырь
Церковь Рождества Богородицы на Чипуре, Цетине, Черногория
PASSING PODGORICA

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.

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NIAGARA FALLS IN MONTENEGRO

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.

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Tour to the Ostrog monastery

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.

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MIRACLE VINE IN OSTROG

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.

OSTROG MONASTERY

Private tour to the Ostrog monastery

With an individual tour to the Ostrog monastery, you can visit interesting places in the vicinity of the monastery with a guide, see the vine and other wonders up close. When there are few tourists in a group, nothing breaks the special atmosphere of these places. There is a sense of grace, peace, and silence. You can stay in these places to enjoy a special state that occurs only near the shrines.
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