Monastery is located 2 km east of Herceg Novi in the unique ambience of the Mediterranean vegetation. It is one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in the Adriatic. It consists of three churches: two dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the monastery shelter with the treasury on the north side of the courtyard, and church of St. Sava, isolated on a nearby hill.
Above the door of the Small Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, on the inner side, there is a fresco inscription from 1831 where the year of 1030 is mentioned as the year when the church was built. Several layers of fresco painting were discovered on the inner walls of the church.
The Great Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary was built from the 1777 to 1799 by the master Nikola Foretić from Korčula. In architectural terms, this church is a mixture of styles from Byzantine through the Roman-Greek to the Baroque style - a successful combination of Eastern and Western cultures. The iconostasis is also a blend of traditional iconography and the new baroque forms.
The Church of St. Sava was according to some sources built in the 15th century and according to some other sources in the 13th century. Among the extremely valuable exhibits in the monastery treasury, there are Crystal Cross of the St. Sava from 13th century, needlework, petohljebnica (celebration of liturgy engraved in silver), reliquary of the Monastery Tvrdoš and other items from the 17th century, a portrait of the Russian Tzar Peter the Great...