No one today can say for sure when the foundation of the church of St. Nicholas in Nikoljac, near Bijelo Polje, was laid. The only thing that is certain is the fact that historical records from the 16th and 17th century mention the settlement and monastery under the name Nikoljac. This church was known as a centre of monks famous for cribbing skill.
Interior of the church, decorated with fresco painting in the 1670s, is almost completely preserved. Icons of the richly carved iconostasis are the works of our famous masters: Kosmas, Radule, Maksim Tujković and Simeon Lazović. The treasury of Nikoljac is rich and diversified (icons, metal ritual objects and books).