Monastery of Ostrog

Monastery of Ostrog

The Monastery of Ostrog is an incredible building cut into an almost vertical cliff face high up in the hills at an elevation of 851m (2,791ft) above the sea level located high up in the large rock of Ostroška Greda, in Montenegro. The road up is a properly vertigo inducing, with only spaced rocks to stop you plunging over the edge.

The drive is definitely worth it. There are many excellent photo opportunities. Don’t forget your camera! It’s the most popular pilgrimage place in the country and the pearl of Montenegrin spirituality which is visited by more than a hundred thousand pilgrims from around the world and of travellers of all religions every year. 

Its many twists, turns and narrows can pose a challenge to even the most experienced drivers. The road is not easy, though. Up, down, right, left all the time. The road to the monastery is asphalted, but extremely narrow, twisting and steep and in a very poor state of repair; in short, it's terrifying. The road is narrow, but good. Passing oncoming buses is difficult. While this isn’t the most treacherous road in the country it does require patience and possibly a few close scrapes.

 

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