Studenica monastery

Close to the picturesque gorge of the Ibar river, on the right bank of the Studenica river, surrounded by a high protective wall rises Studenica Monastery, one of the greatest and most magnificent monasteries of medieval Serbian Ortodox Church, founded by Stefan Nemanja. Studenica monastery belongs to the Serbian holy place “Valley of the Kings”, named after numerous medieval monasteries built here by Serbian rulers. About 60,000 people per year, both believers and experts in medieval culture, visit Studenica just to see “The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ” (Studenica crucifixion) fresco, that is regarded as one of the greatest in Serbia. In 1986 UNESCO included Studenica monastery on the list of World Heritage Sites. It is located 39 km from Kraljevo and 80 km from hotel Junior.