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Monastery Grgeteg, Novi Sad

#7 of 18 in Historic Sites in Novi Sad
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
The Grgeteg Monastery (Serbian: Манастир Гргетег / Manastir Grgeteg) is a Serb Orthodox monastery on the Fruška Gora mountain in the northern Serbia, in the province of Vojvodina. According to tradition, the monastery was founded by Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk (Despot Vuk Grgurević) in 1471. The earliest historical records about the monastery date back to 1545/1546. The monastery had been deserted before the 1690 Great Migration of the Serbs, but a renewal, undertaken by Bishop Isaija Đaković, took place in 1708. Around 1770, the extant baroque church was erected and it underwent restoration in 1898 under the guiding hand of Hermann Bollé. It was then that the residential buildings which enclose the church from all four sides were reconstructed. The first walled rocaille iconostasis in the church interior was painted and inlaid by Jakov Orfelin in 1774–1775. The extant iconostasis is a 1902 work of Uroš Predić.

Grgeteg Monastery was declared Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1990, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia.
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  • Monastery Grgeteg is one of some momasteries located in Fruska Gora National Park, near from Novi Sad, in Northern Serbia. It was built about 15th Century in this region, and it was abandoned about...  more »
  • We took the bus from Novi to Irig and asked the ticket guy to let us out by Novo Hiippovo monestary and he was very sweet and made sure we knew when to get out- short walk to Novo which is truely old....  more »
  • Beautiful place, it's so different and quiet, I recommend spending some time there and also buying regional products.
  • Beautiful and peaceful monastery nested among trees on the Fruska Gora mountain. ❤❤❤

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