Monasteries of Fruška Gora

Fruška Gora is a National Park, located on the mountain in Vojvodina’s region called Srem. It is known as “Jewel of Serbia” due to it’s beautiful landscape protected area. Fruška Gora’s unique group of monasteries had been built in the period from 15th to 18th century.  16 monasteries remained today from 35 that were built originally.

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Fruška Gora Monasteries Tour includes:

  • Vrdnik, also called “Little Ravanica”, is a Serbian Orthodox Church. The exact date of its founding is unknown. The records indicate that the church was built at the time of Metropolitan Serafim, in the second half of the 16th century
  • Grgeteg – It is a women’s monastery and the exact date of creation has remained unknown. According to legend, the monastery was founded in 1471. by Vuk Branković, nobleman who was praised in Serbian folk songs as Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk (Fiery Dragon Wolf). The earliest historical records about the monastery (Ottoman’s scripts) date back to 1545/1546.
  • Novo Hopovo – Near the town of Irig lies Novo Hopovo monastery. It is believed to be the legacy of despot Đorđe (Đurađ) Branković, built on the ramparts of an earlier church. The first reliable mention of the monastery dates back to 1641. Monastery used to be a strong cultural and educational center of Serbs. The famous writer and philosopher Dositej Obradović took his vows here, and served as a monk for three years

  • Krušedol monastery is the legacy of the last Serbian despot family of Srem – Branković. It was built between 1509 and 1514. The whole family including Đurađ Branković and Stefan Lazarević, as well as two patriarchs of the Serb Orthodox Church, were buried in Krušedol. It is shown on the 5 Dinar coin
  • Velika Remeta’s founding is associated with King Stefan Dragutin and it is dedicated to Saint Dimitrije. The earliest historical records about the monastery date to 1562. One of the characteristic of this monastery is its bell tower 40 m high, the highest on Fruška Gora
  • Jazak monastery was founded in 1736, so it is the youngest monastery at Fruska Gora. It is the unique combination of the old Serbian architecture, the baroque style and, which is especially interesting, Islamic influence. There are the remains of St. Stephen Uroš V, the last emperor from the Nemanjić dynasty

Important Information:

  • The price includes transportation with A/C vehicle
  • The price includes English speaking guide
  • The price includes tolls