Manasija & Ravanica

Manasija monastery full day tour
Manasija monastery view froma the wall
Ravanica monastery full day tour
Manasija Ravanica monastery full day tour
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''Folowing the steps of Despot Stefan Lazarevic the knight of the Order of the Dragon...''

Departure from Belgrade to the hill of Oplenac, above Topola, where you'll visit a complex comprising of the Church of St. George, the Karadjordjevic Dynasty Mausoleum and a house built by the Royal Family Karadjordjevic. The interior of the Church is covered in mosaics, which required over 6 million pieces to complete! The crypt contains the relics of members of the Karadjordjevic dynasty. The Mausoleum, built by King Petar I, is covered with white marble from nearby Vencac Mountain and from Carrara in Italy. The house of Petar Karadjordjevic stands opposite the Church, and was built in 1912.It served as the summer residence of the King.

Optional wine tasting in local winery

We continue to Despotovac - a town located in central Serbia, around 130 km from Belgrade. It's name stands from Despot, a title of Serbian medieval prince Stefan Lazarević. Next stop, monastery Manasija, known as Resava too, since it was built on the right bank of the river Resava in a picturesque gorge consisting slopes of Mount Beljanice. Manasija the endowment of Despot Stefan Lazarevic, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, built and painted between 1407 and 1418 years, represents the mausoleum of the despots. Despot Stefan was the son of Prince Lazar Hrebeljanovic, also known as Stefan the Tall. Stefan was leader, writer and patron of arts and culture. Knight of the Order of the Dragon, founded 1408 by Sigismund of Luxembourg, king of Hungary. The Order of the Dragon was monarchical chivalric order for selected nobility, with a mission to defend Cross and Christianity.

After the monastery, departure to the small waterfalls Lisine with pure water, located 380 meters above sea level with a 20 long meters drop.

*Optional lunch break. or time to relax in nature.

After break visit to Resava cave that is approximately 80 million years old. The cave was created before the great ice age by the subterranean rivers that had cut their path in the limestone terrain. It is one of the oldest and at the same time the most beautiful in Serbia. It is 4,5 kilometers long, but only half of the cave system is explored. For the tourist 800 meters are prepared. Regardless of the season of the year, the temperature in the cave is 7 degrees and the inside is rich with numerous chambers, canals, galleries, columns, stalactites, stalagmites, draperies and stone waterfalls. Colorful ornaments can be seen at the very entrance that is located at 485 meters above sea level.

Transfer back to Belgrade. Overnight in the hotel.

Schedule information:
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Time of departure: any time you prefer
Place of departure: at your hotel
Excursion duration: 8 hours

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Manasija & Oplenac & Resava cave

from 69 eur / per person
  • Private guide
  • Private transportation
  • Organization
  • Bottled water


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