Miraculous Čajniče icon

In the pearl necklace of Upper Drina region towns, the thing that makes this town special is the Miraculous Icon of the Virgin Mary ‘Čajnička krasnica’. This icon is in the Church of the Assumption and, according to folk tradition; it was painted by Saint Luke the Evangelist. The icon is one of the three world famous icons for its miraculous and healing power.

There are a lot of written documents and testimonies about miraculous healing, which took place before the icon. Many believers from the whole world come to pay respect and say a prayer before the miraculous Čajniče icon. For that particular reason, this beautiful small town which reminds of a large, natural amphitheatre was nicknamed Jerusalem of the Balkans, since in this area it is considered to be the biggest sanctuary after the Ostrog Monastery.