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Tvrdoš Monastery

Coordinates: 42°43′07″N 18°17′48″E / 42.7186°N 18.2967°E / 42.7186; 18.2967
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Tvrdoš Monastery
The Monastery
Tvrdoš Monastery is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tvrdoš Monastery
Location within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Monastery information
Full nameТврдош
OrderSerbian Orthodox
Established15th century
DioceseEparchy of Zahumlje and Herzegovina
LocationTrebinje, Republika Srpska
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates42°43′07″N 18°17′48″E / 42.7186°N 18.2967°E / 42.7186; 18.2967

The Tvrdoš Monastery (Serbian: Манастир Тврдош, romanizedManastir Tvrdoš) is a 15th-century Serbian Orthodox monastery near the city of Trebinje, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The 4th-century foundations of the first Roman church on the site are still visible.

The monastery, which is dedicated to the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos,[1] was established during the 15th century, with a cathedral constructed around 1508 and painted with murals by Vicko Lavrov from Dubrovnik in 1517. The monastery remained a seat of the Metropolitans of Herzegovina until the Venetian Empire destroyed it in 1694. The current monastery building was constructed in 1924. Today, the monastery is renowned for its wine production (in particular from the local Vranac and Žilavka grape varieties) and its wine cellars, one of which dates to the 15th century,[2] which are a popular tourist attraction.

As of late 2016, the monastery remains on the Provisional List for status as a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[3]

On 6 March 2021, the retired Bishop of Zahumlje and Herzegovina (1992–1999), Atanasije was buried in the Chapel of the Resurrection of the Lord in the cemetery of the monastery.[4]


See also[edit]

Eparchy of Zahumlje and Herzegovina


  1. ^ "Tvrdoš Monastery". Archived from the original on 26 April 2012.
  2. ^ Molitor, Thomas (1 November 2019). "Bottled History: The Wines of Bosnia-Herzegovina". The Somm Journal. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  3. ^ Bosnia and Herzegovina Commission to Preserve National Monuments, Manastir Tvrdoš
  4. ^ "Episkop Atanasije sahranjen u Trebinju - Društvo - Dnevni list Danas". www.danas.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2021-03-06.

External links[edit]

Official page (in Serbian)