Cetinje Off The Beaten Path

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    Mausoleum at Orlov krs
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    end of the road...
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    Orlov krs

    by Odiseya Written Aug 17, 2014

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    Orlov krš (meaning: Eagle debris) is hill over Cetinje. Besides nice view that hill is known after monument on it.
    This monument is the mausoleum of Bishop Danilo Petrović - the founder of dynasty - Njegoš.

    The monument draw attention for sure. Mausoleum was built in 1896 upon idea of Princess Helena as was part of celebration of the 200 years of Njegoš dynasty.
    Project and its construction was cooperation of French architect Fruse and the sculptor Voutier. They use stone from Ljubovića.

    New Statute of the National Museum of Montenegro in 2012 was recognized this complex of monuments of great importance as cultural heritage in 1957. On that way mausoleum of Bishop Danilo was became part of the Historical Museum of Montenegro, together with two architectural units similar purposes - Njegoš mausoleum on Lovcen and the castle church at Cipur, where are buried the remains of the founder of Cetinje John Crnojevića the last Montenegrin royal couple.

    Today this mausoleum is distinctive and dominant symbol of Cetinje and over it. Represents a favorite local resort and tourist attraction, offers a view of the old Montenegrin capital of the whole Lovćen.

    Mausoleum at Orlov krs
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    up to Mt Lovcen

    by MITNIC Written Nov 27, 2013

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    Mt Lovcen, there you can visit the mausoleum dedicated to the Montenegrin ruler and poet, Petar II Petrovi at peak.ezerski (1,657 m). the view from up here id incredible the Adriatic at the west and the mountainous East Montenegro.
    We was not lucky to rich the top, the road was closed from snow even it was May...

    end of the road... we could walk more up... the mausoleum at the top the view I the view II
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    mount lovcen - the holy altar

    by call_me_rhia Updated Oct 5, 2006

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    Mt Lovcen is part of Lovcen National Park which has an area of 6.220 hectares of pine-covered mountains. There's a road winding its way up to the top (aso used at times for rallies) and then hundreds of steps to the very top, where you can see the mausoleum dedicated to the Montenegrin ruler and poet, Petar II Petrovic Njegos, who was born at the foot of this mountain (in Njeguse) and had expressed the disire to be buried on Lovcen.

    The writer Ljubomir Nenadovic wrote this about Mount Lovcen:
    "I want to tell you something about Lovcen, about a beautiful Montenegrin hill. The first thing that emerges in front of you, that is it; the first spoken Montenegrin word is its name; the first step on the Montenegrin soil is the stone of the Lovcen mountain. Wherever you go, you can see it; it is a polar star for Montenegrins."

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    Mausoleum at Lovcen

    by Jeca011 Updated Jan 16, 2005

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    On the peak Jezerski vrh on Mt Lovcen, at 1660 meters altitude, there is the Mausoleum of Petar II Petrovic Njegos. It was erected according to the project of Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic on the spot where Njegos during his life, had his small church-chapel built wishing to be buried in there. The chapel was removed and the mausoleum built on its place.
    There’s a tunnel with the stairway cut through the massif of Lovcen. The central part of this building represents the chapel. At its entrance there are two monumental statues of Montenegrin women made of black granite. They just like Caryatids support the construction of the chapel. In the chapel there is a monumental statue of Njegos sitting with an opened book in his lap. The relics of Njegos were buried in an underground crypt, in the sarcophagus made of marble.

    Musoleum at Lovcen
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    Mausoleum at Orlov krs

    by Jeca011 Updated Jan 16, 2005

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    At Orlov Krs (Eagles rock), the hill rising and dominating over the southwestern part of the field of Cetinje is the Mausoleum of ruler Danilo, the founder of the Petrovic-Njegos dynasty. The mausoleum was built in 1896 by the idea and the sketch of Princess Elena with a help of the French architect Fruse and the sculptor Voutier.
    At the very edge of the plateau, under the baldachin, supported by four pillars, there is a sarcophagus made of stone. On the surface of the sarcophagus there is a shallow relief which shows the symbols of religious and secular authorities of the ruler Danilo, while there’s a bronze profile relief of the ruler in the round medallion on the Eastern part of the sarcophagus.

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    Njegusi

    by Jeca011 Updated Jan 16, 2005

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    Few kilometers from Cetinje is village Njegusi the birthplace of Montenegro rulers. You can visit house-museum where Petar II Petrovic was born. The other surname of this dynasty come from name of this village - Njegos.

    Also you can try here famous Njegos smoked ham and delicious cheese.

    Birth house of Njegos
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