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Morača Monastery in Montenegro photo

If you decided to have a tour of Montenegro, you must visit the Morača Monastery. It is on the way from the coast to the Tara River Canyon or Durmitor Park. The monastery is located in the picturesque valley of the river Morača, which is surrounded by mountains.

Morača Monastery is 120 km from the coast and 70 km from the capital of Montenegro, the city of Podgorica. The most picturesque mountain landscapes are in the north of the country, in the area of Durmitor.

Morača Monastery was founded in 1252. Now there are 3 churches on its territory: white one-naved Church of the Assumption of Mary and small Church of St. Nicholas. There have survived the frescoes of 13 century in the monastery.

Morača Monastery belongs to the Serbian Orthodox Church, and along with Ostrog Monastery, it is one of the most important orthodox monasteries in Montenegro.