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From Belgrade: Medieval Monasteries and Resava Cave Tour

1. From Belgrade: Medieval Monasteries and Resava Cave Tour

Your tour starts from your accommodation, where your guide will pick you up. Head towards Pomoravlje District, known as the center of the last Serbian Medieval Kingdom, where monasteries still have enormous cultural and historical legacy and wealth. Your first stop is Ravanica monastery. It was the endowment of Prince Lazar built during the period between 1375 and 1377, with its frescoes painted in the years preceding the Battle of Kosovo. Due to its architectural and artistic features, the Ravanica church can be called the birthplace of the new artistic movement called the Morava school. Continue your ride to Manasija monastery.  Manasija monastery is one of the last monuments to Serbian medieval culture, raised by Despot Stefan Lazarević, son of Prince Lazar. The construction of the church, an extravagant fortification and large refectory lasted from 1406 to 1418. The Church of the Holy Trinity, which is part of the monastery, is considered a prime example of Morava architecture. Also marvel at the frescoes in Manasija, together with those in Kalenić, which are the most beautiful of the Morava properties and are considered among the best in old Serbian art in general.  After this extraordinary experience, you will visit the Resava cave, one of the oldest in Serbia. The interior of the cave consists of numerous and varied halls, channels, galleries, columns, stalactites, stalagmites, draperies and flowstone waterfalls. Further on, you will enjoy a traditional Serbian lunch in a unique atmosphere, in a restaurant directly below the waterfall. After an unforgettable day, you will head back to Belgrade.

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What people are saying about Ravanica Monastery

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Wonderful day spent with Vladimir exploring Eastern Europe. While the visits to each monastery and the caves were great, spending time with Vladimir was the highlight. Kind, knowledgeable, and a great driver. Truly a fantastic day!

This journey is a combination of historic sites and natural views. I really enjoyed visiting monastery and exploring caves. My guide Vladimir is very friendly and he tells me a lot about Serbian history.

Aleksandar was a great guide who really brought to life the turbulent history of Serbia and made us wanna learn more about the country.

Alexender was a very good guide & explained every thing in detail. So we could enjoy the trip.

Had a great time with my guide Jelica, highly recommended!