Manastir Liplje

Liplje Monastery is located at the foot of the mountain Borja next to the Bistrica River, 25 km west from Teslic. It dates back to the thirteenth century and it is the endowment of King Dragutin.

It was built with quarry stone, floored with processed stone tiles, and has characteristics of Raška school of architecture. Visitors can sleep in the Monastery konak, and since the Monastery has a closed room with about a hundred places, it is possible to organize seminars and similar meetings there.

The origin of the Liplje Monastery, like many other Serbian monasteries, is said to be associated with the name of Stefan Nemanja and St. Sava. The first reliable mentions of Liplje Monastery originate from the second half of the sixteenth century, when the monks of the monastery and the neighboring monastery Stuplje entered their names in the Diptych of Krusevo. This book, which in fact was the Diptych of Dobrun Monastery near Visegrad, was destroyed in the fire in Belgrade National Library in 1941, making a closer dating of names of these monks impossible. However, according to this source, one considered Liplje and Stuplje to be formed before the end of the XV century.

Today Liplje Monastery has a small collection of old books, although during the Middle Ages Liplje had important writing/copying workshop. . The collection of printed books in Liplje is adorned by Trebnik, printed in Mileševa printing house in 1546, with preserved 92 sheets and with a long record that captures events from the eighteenth century, and painted antimins (liturgical fabric) from the first half of the eighteenth century are the rare treasure.

The church was originally dedicated to St. Nikolaj, and after renovation in the nineteenth century – to the Annunciation. It was built with quarry stone, floored with processed stone tiles, and has characteristics of Raška school of architecture. Visitors can sleep in the Monastery konak, and since the Monastery has a closed room with about a hundred places, it is possible to organize seminars and similar meetings there.