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Nikoljac Monastery, Bijalo Polje

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Nikoljac Monastery, Bijalo Polje

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Corridor: Diagonal Road
Country: Montenegro, Bijelo Polje
Type: Christian religious centre
Epoch: Middle Ages
Theme: Christian Monasteries
World Heritage:
Middle AgesChristian MonasteriesChristian religious centre

The Church of St. Nicolas was built in the second half of the 16th century. It is a three-nave basilica with an octagonal dome resting on four massive columns. The church is built of crushed stone and plaster and roofed with shingles. The interior was decorated with frescoes in the 16th century. The wooden iconostasis is richly carved. It includes icons painted by Radul, Maksim Tujkovic, Kir-Kozma, and Simeon Lazovic. The church also has a fine collection of manuscripts and printed books.

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