Cetinje Travel Guide

  • Cetinje
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  • Cetinje
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  • Cetinje
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Cetinje Things to Do

  • Church on Cipur

    Small church near big Monastery of Cetinje (and part of same religious complex) have a big importance. It was build on remaining of Monastery of Crnojevic dynasty, destroying in 17th century. Name church of Cipur (Serbian Cyrillic: Црква на Ћипуру, read: Crkva na...

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  • Cetinje Monastery

    Cetinje monastery is very important religious and historical center of Montenegro.The Monastery was dedicated to the Nativity of Virgin Mary (Holly Mary). This famous temple was built by John Crnojević 1484. In that period Monastery was became the seat of the Bishopric of Zeta. After the 1493rd Bishop of the bishopric were called "the...

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  • Palace of King Nikola I

    The Palace of King Nikola I (the last king of Montenegro) is also the home of a small museum. The palace was completed in 1867 and was added to in 1871 and 1910. In the palace, you will see original pieces of furniture and artifacts and the house as it was during the reign of King Nikola, along with several portraits of the ruling family.In the...

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  • the King's palace

    The king's palace is now the National Museum of Montenegro... don't worry. it has changed name but not content... it is still the building where King Nikola I Petrovic lived and reigned.This palace is a simple home on two floors and two added wings... it's more like a residential home than a real Royal Palace. Inside, on a guided visit, you can see...

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  • the old Monastery

    The old Monastery is the Crnojevic monastery built by Ivan the Black, although it is now gone... In 1692 the Monastery was destroyed by the Turkish conquerors (the Skadar Pasha Sulejman Busatilja).Apparently the Monastery was a huge complex of 1400 square metres which included several monastic residences and two churches: the small church of St....

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  • Statue of Ivan I Crnojević

    The statue Ivan I Crnojević, known generally as Ivan the Black, is right outside the Royal palace. It is dedicated to the Montenegrin ruler of the medieval country of Zeta between 1465 and 1490. Why did he deserve a statue, albeit not a too nice one? Because it is him who, for defensive reasons against the Turks, first used Cetinje as a...

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  • the Parliament

    Since Montenegro has become independent again (2006) a new parliament has opened in Cetinje - however I have no idea if this is the state parliament's or just a regional one.You will not recognise it by the building, although it is nice (if I understood correctly there was once an embassy in this building), but by the Montenegrin flag glying...

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  • French Embassy

    The French Embassy is a remnant of Cetinjie's past as a capital city, together with other embassies. It's no longer a functional one, like the hoters, but it is one of the most impressive "illustrious" buildigns left.It was built in 1910 and designed by the French architects Paul Gaudet and August Perret. What makes this buildign stand out is the...

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  • Monastery of Saint Peter

    The Monastery of Cetinje is called the Monastery od Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski) and was built in 1701 by Vladika Danilo Petrovic, who happened to be the founder of the Petrovic dynasty. It was destroyed 4 times and 4 times it was rebuilt.The monastery aòsp doubles as a family mausoleum for the Petrovic dynasty: you can find the graves of...

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  • Former Russian consulate

    In 1903 a building of the Russian consulate was built according to the project of Italian architect Corradini. This luxurious building consists of the ground floor, first floor and the beautiful attic decorated with rich Baroque ornaments with various fantastic motives and wreaths. That’s why it is considered to be one of the most beautiful...

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  • Artistic Museum

    The Artistic Museum of Montenegro was established in 1950, originally as the Artistic Gallery of Montenegro. It is situated in the premises of Vladin dom. Its parent part, respectively National Gallery, is composed of five collections: Collection of Arts of Yugoslav Nations and Ethnic Groups, Collection of Icons, Collection of Montenegrin Fine Art,...

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  • Historical museum

    The Historical Museum of Montenegro was founded in 1989 and it's situated in the premises of Vladin dom (Government House). It broadly covers the social economic, political, military and cultural heritage of Montenegro. The central exhibition, as well as the organisation of the Museum, relies on six departments which present the material from...

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  • Zetski dom

    The premier theatre play at Cetinje was held in 1888 in the new-built theatre called "Zetski dom". It was "The Empress of the Balkans" written by Prince Nikola. Thanks to the Amateur Society of Cetinje founded by the end of the 1883 the theatre of Cetinje had remained active up to the end of Montenegrin independence in 1916. The theatre stopped...

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  • Ethnographic museum

    Ethnographic Museum of Montenegro was founded in 1951. Originally it was situated in Billiard House. Since 1987 the Ethnographic Museum has been situated in building of former Serbian Consulate. The Ethnographic Museum possesses many objects which represent the ways of earning, culture of habitation, textile industry, folk costumes, musical...

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  • Former England consulate

    The English consulate was built in the typical English simple style in 1912.It was built according to the project of English architect Hartey. The simplicity of the exterior that resembles the English summerhouse characterized also the interior that is subordinated to the function. Today it houses the Music Academy.

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  • Former French Consulate

    French consulate was built in 1910 like Italian too.That’s when Montenegro was proclaimed kingdom. The building of French consulate has beautiful facades decorated with polychrome tiles in secession style and that’s what makes it different from the other buildings at Cetinje. Today, it houses the National Library "Djurdje Crnojevic".

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  • Former Italian consulate

    The building of the Italian consulate was built in 1910 according to the project of Italian architect Corradini. It was located on the outskirts of Cetinje and surrounded by woods. The building itself appears simple without any decorations. The interior though is rather luxurious. Its festive halls and numerous rooms are decorated with plastering....

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  • Former Austro-Hungarian consulat

    When Montenegrin independence was recognized by the decision of the Berlin Congress in 1878 many European countries have established diplomatic relations with Montenegro. For the new international consulates and their personnel either well-built houses or brand new objects were provided. Those regarded as most beautiful are buildings of the...

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Cetinje Restaurants

  • fast and simple food

    We stopped in this little joint by the bus stop to have a quick bite - basically soem bread and cevapcici - and a soft drink. Watch out for the glasses and get your drinks in a can - not because they are dirty, but instead because they are too clean... the problem is that they are not rinsed well - which becomes quite obvious when your mineral...

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  • Try The Local food

    Lovely rastaurant that offer the great selection of local food in frendly and homely enviroment. The lots of tourists visit it but it is still the place where locals like to dine. The specal offer is the bread-3 kinds of it, made at the very restaurant and baked at the owen heated on the wood.

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Cetinje Transportation

  • Taxi in Cetinje

    Buses are good in Montenegro (at least along the Bay of Kotor, where they’re cheap and very frequent), but I found taxi drivers there tended to demand very high fares. There’s a single organization, apparently, which has a monopoly. In Cetijne things might be a bit different. At any rate I got a driver there whose prices were quite reasonable: Mr...

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  • To Mount Lovcen (and back)

    To get to Cetinje it's simple... there are regular buses either from Budva or from Podgorica. Getting to Mount Lovcen is simple, too - although there's no public transportation. Once you arrive at the bus station in Cetinje you'll find a couple of taxi drivers which are more than willing to drive you to the top and wait for you - for about 20...

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  • Taxi to Lovcen Mausoleum

    If you want to visit Lovcen Mausoleum, you should not pay more than 20 Euros going by taxi from Cetinje!!! The taxi driver will wait for you and bring you back. Natives told us that 20 Euros is appropiate. Taxis are available at the bus station.

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Cetinje Local Customs

  • Folk costume and dance

    Folk dance of Montenegro is very original. It is realy more jumping than dancing. It is probably because in this macho society dancing was considered too feminen. Difficuilt figure performing is the part of the dance too.

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  • Biennial of Cetinje

    The Biennial of Cetinje as the artistic manifestation is being held every second year.The ideological founder of the Biennial of Cetinje is Prince Nikola Petrovic, the great-grandson of King Nikola. The founding of Biennial is related to the year of 1990 when the international art exhibition called "The Biennial of Cetinje" was held. The...

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  • Petar II Petrovic Njegos (1830-1851)

    This is what most people do when come to Cetinje, go to the Njegos's Mausoleum and pay respect to this famous montenegrian poet and ruler.

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Cetinje Warnings and Dangers

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    by travelthrough Written Apr 21, 2005

    Just be careful when traveling by car on
    your own because of the real high mountain-ranges and passes in the area of Mount
    Lofcen. It is very steep and often roads
    are very narrow. Of course, it is worth
    the trip because from the high mountain-
    tops of Montenegro you have a tremendous
    view all across the "sea of rocks", back to
    Albania (Lake Scutari/Shkoder) and, of
    course, down to Kotor Bay. Be careful but
    enjoy!

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Cetinje Off The Beaten Path

  • up to Mt Lovcen

    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...

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  • mount lovcen - the holy altar

    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...

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  • Mausoleum at Lovcen

    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...

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Cetinje Favorites

  • Cetinje

    Cetinje is a world apart from the stunning Montenegrin coastal towns - it's more sober and less eye-catching - but definitely not uglier. it is much quieter, though... it is located on a high plateau between Kotor Bay and Shkodra Lake, is surrounded by mountains and was once the capital of Montenegro. About 20 kilometres from Cetinje there's a...

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  • Dynasty Petrovic-Njegos

    Dynasty Petrovic-Negos was ruling Montenegro, and brought western ideas of statehood and culture. Bishop Danilo Petrovic the founder of the Petrovic- Njegos dynasty, was appointed as a Metropolitan in 1697. With this election Metropolitan throne became inheritable within the dynasty. When Bishop Danilo came to religious and secular power,...

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  • First state printing house

    The first state printing house in Europe and also the first Cyrillic printing house famous as the Printing House of Crnojevici (Crnojevica stamparija) was founded at Cetinje in 1492. It was 38 years after Gutemberg discovered movable type press. This printing house has operated at Cetinje between 1492 and 1496. As a Cyrillic-printing house it was...

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