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Monastery Blishkova

Montenegro, Bijelo-Polje, Monastery Blishkova
PHOTO Monastery Blishkova

Blishkova Monastery is located 20 kilometers from the Bijelo-Polje in remote mountainous and wooded terrain. According to some of the dowry it was built in the XIII-XIV centuries and owned the Nemanjic dynasty, which is confirmed by archaeological excavations and research. However, while significant foundation of the monastery is not known. Wooden porch floor and the device indicate the likelihood of construction of the church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the end of the XVI century. Just at this time are the first written mention of the monastery.

To this day, the monastery reached almost Blishkova cavity ruined state. Last time the monastery mentioned in historical documents in the early XVIII century, most likely, desolation and was shortly after this time. The last abbot was George Varaga who escape from Turkish persecution fled to monasteries Zeta Holy Mountains at Skadar Lake. Now Blishkova monastery has been completely restored and is the current home of the male monastic Eparchy of Budimlja and Nikšić Serbian Orthodox Church.

Monastery Blishkova on map


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