Rustovo nunnery is located 4km from the St. Stefan island, in the village Rustovo, over the hill Chelobrdo with an amazing view opening to the most beautiful part of Adriatic seashore of Montenegro. Rustovo nunnery complex was consecrated on the Eve of Theophany 18.01.2003.
It is known from the history, that citizens of Kotor acknowledged Louis of Hungary's authority (Ludwik). The conflicts between Hungary and Venice started in 1378. The Pashtrovichi tribe was on the Venice side in this conflict. In 1381 Ludwik sent punitive expedition to the region of the Pashtrovichi tribe and assassinated 1400 people of this tribe. The most part of Orthodox Christianity believers were buried on the site of the present Rustovo Monastery, and the smallest part was buried at the Monastery of the St. George on Mrtvica.
The cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin was greatly affected by the earthquake in 1667, and reconstructed in 1683. The Church was again damaged during earthquake in 1979 and was renovated one more time and got its present look. There is an older foundation seen around the church with the unidentified age. There is a local cemetery.
The martyrs' bones dated the 14th century were found during the construction of cell housing and guest hall, which were brought primarily to the sanctuary of the cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. Later the remnants were put to the base of the church, which was blessed by the God to become The Romanov's temple. This temple was laid by Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan bishop of Montenegro and the Littoral, Amfilohije on August 26, 2005. It was consecrate on July 17, 2006, the Day of commemoration of the St. Martyrs.
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Type of excursion: Individual
Excursion period: 6 hours
Excursion language: ME, RU