One of the most popular pilgrimage places in the whole world for Orthodox Christians is the Ostrog monastery in Montenegro. It is considered to be one of the most significant monasteries in the Balkans and the most visited Orthodox shrine in Europe.
Situated in the large rock called “Ostroška greda” 900 meters above sea level in Danilovgrad Municipality, the monastery is often described as a true masterpiece of nature and mankind.
It was established in the 17th century in the honor of Saint Basil of Ostrog who was buried inside and who is believed to have miraculous powers for many pilgrims who come to visit Ostrog.
Each year there are hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world, of all nationalities and religions. Only during the summer, there are more than 300.000 people who come to find their peace and salvation in the authentical and beautiful Ostrog.
The history of the Ostrog monastery in Montenegro is one of the most miraculous ones and here’s how it all began.