The monastery of Moracnik is situated on Skadar Lake's Island of the same name. The complex is located on the protruding cape on the southeastern side, laid almost on the very waterfront.

Moracnik was first mentioned in 1417 charter of Balša III, who donated a saltern to the monastery.

A stony wall encircles the monastic complex consisting of a church dedicated to the Virgin, a residential building, a refectory and a tower. In the western portion of the wall there is a gate leading to the lake and probably to the original wharf.

Judging by the remains on the second floor, the tower used to be cross-vaulted. It was built in a rather regular manner, in rows, of rough-hewn and hewn stone in mortar. The entrance might have been in the ground or first floor where there is only one narrow opening, while on the second floor there are the remains of bigger windows. A well-preserved building also constructed of stone connects the church and the tower.

The tower in Moracnik is a unique example of preserved object of such type within a monastery complex.