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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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Overall rating

4.9
(32 reviews)

I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about the history and culture of Serbia. Our guide, Aleksander, was one of the highlights of the trip, delving into the history behind the places visited and answering everyone's questions attentively. Furthermore, the pick-up at the hotel was on time and the van was comfortable.

Everything's fine. I have done 4 tours with this operator and I consider it excellent. The tour is very interesting and combines culture and nature. The entrance system to the Resava caves needs to be improved but it does not depend on the operator.

Awesome chats with the guide, was only one other person on the tour, was really great to meet them both, see some Serbian nature and monasteries, loved every minute.

Even though the roads were mountain roads, the vehicle was comfortable and convenient. Thank you to our tour guide Marko.

A very good excursion, somewhat long due to the hours of driving but worth it.