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Monastery Beska

The monastery Beska is a monastery that is located on Skadar Lake on an island with the same name. Just like the majority of monasteries on Skadar Lake, it is connected with the dynasty Balsici that was famous by the construction of monasteries.

Monastery has two churches – church of Sveti Djordje and the church of Sveta Bogorodica (St. Virgin). It is thought that this monastery was built in XIV century. Smaller church, which is dedicated to Bogorodica (Virgin), raised Jelena Balsic, daughter of Prince Lazar and the wife of Djuradj II Stratimirovic Balsic in 1400, which has been carved in the stone above the doors of the church. Grave of Jelena Balsic is in this church.

Nikola I Petrovic renewed the church of Bogorodica, which was damaged at the beginning of XX century, for the health of his wife, Queen Milena.

The renewal of the monastery is in process.

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