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Ribnjak monastery

by Discover Montenegro

Ribnjak monastery is located in the village of Zupci. Ruins of the church, which was, according to legend, founded by Jelena Anžujska Nemanjić were found at the location of the current Ribnjak monastery. The monastery consists of the church dedicated to the St. Vasilije Ostroški, a baptistry and accommodation building. The upper church, located above Ribnjak monastery, on the hill called Gradac is dedicated to the Holy Cross. It was constructed after battles for liberation from 1877 to 1878. It is said that King Nikola used to come here in order to follow “operations for the liberation of Bar”.  The church, which is located on the hill, was built by two sirdars and a senator of the Principality of Montenegro, at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, as a legacy of the liberation wars. The long tradition of going to Ribnjak on St. Vasilije Ostroški’s Day on May 12th, is interesting for many tourists.

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