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Welcome to Ostrog Monastery

Ostrog Monastery

The Monastery of Ostrog, a monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church and dedicated to Saint Basil of Ostrog, is the most-visited pilgrimage destination in Montenegro, with thousands of devotees travelling there each year to pray by the remains of Saint Basil for good health and alleviation of their suffering. However, the Ostrog Monastery also happens to be a massively popular tourist attraction in Montenegro: drawing day-trippers to gape at its truly remarkable construction, and to savour the unforgettable views of the Bjelopavlici Plains that it affords from its balconies. Set literally within the huge rocks of Ostroska Greda, the monastery has a nearly vertical backdrop of sheer cliffs, and the way the building has been incorporated into this robust terrain is a marvel of architecture, guaranteed to have you clutching desperately for your camera. The Ostrog Monastery is said to have been constructed in this way to fill approaching pilgrims with a sense of God's grace - but even non-religious visitors are sure to be spellbound by its unique beauty.

Information & Facts

Serbian (very similar to Croatian) is the official language of Montenegro, although Albanian is commonly used in some areas. English is widely understood in the capital, Podgorica, and in the coastal resorts.

The official currency is the Euro (EUR). Visitors entering Montenegro with more than EUR2,000 (including travellers cheques or the equivalent in another currency) should declare the amount on entry. Without declaration on entry large amounts may be confiscated on departure. Serbian Dinars are not accepted in Montenegro and should be exchanged for Euros. There are ATMs, which accept international bank cards in major cities and towns, and most of the larger hotels, shops and main restaurants accept Diners Club, Visa and MasterCard, but American Express cards are less welcome. Money can be exchanged at the numerous banks in the towns and cities.

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