Lovcen Travel Guide

  • Lovcen
    by Nina.M.
  • Lovcen
    by Nina.M.
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Lovcen Things to Do

  • Njegosev mauzolej-on top of Montenegro

    The biggest and most important monument of Lovæen national park is Njegoš's Mausoleum. The location for his burrial place and the mausoleum at the summit of Jezerski vrh was chosen by Njegoš himself as his last wish.Njegoš's express wish was to be buried in a small chapel which he had built in his lifetime. This was done, but the original chapel...

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  • NJEGOS

    Born in Njeguši (sr-cyr: Његуши), educated in the monastery of Cetinje ,he became the bishop and sovereign ruler of Montenegro at the age of 17. Seeing the necessity for Montenegro to become a modern state, he reconciled quarrelling Montenegrin tribes, established a Senate, the executive branch of government,...

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  • Behind the Mausoleum

    When you see the Chapel and the Crypt you just have to go behind the Mausoleum and take a short walk by the tiny, narrow pathway from the Mausoleum to "Vidikovac" the place where the whole Montenegro will open up infront of your eyes (if it's a nice day though ;o).It's only a few dosen feet from the Mausoleum.Watch out there are no fences. But then...

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  • Entering the Mausoleum

    Behind the "bistrik" - the rain well, you come infront of two caryatids that represent the mother and the sister (they weight around 29 tons, as I remember).Between the two caryatid lies the door, the enctrence to the chapel.

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  • The Crypt - The sarcophagus

    The sarcophagus reminds of traditional Montenegrin grave, with national coat-of-arms and a cross carved in the stone, as symbols of Njegos as a spiritual and state ruler. With simple wording: NJEGOS 1813-1851.

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  • Petar II Petrovic Njegos

    Petar II Petrovic Njegoš (born November 1st 1813, died October 10 1851) Serbian poet, ruler of Montenegro, vladika (bishop) of "Mitropoly (Bishopy) of Montenegro and seaside".Born in Njeguši, educated in monastery of Cetinje, he became ruler of Montenegro when he was 17. Seeing the necessity for Montenegro to become a modern state, he reconciled...

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  • The Chapel

    The chapel is the most impressive part of the Mausoleum. It is a domed construction with six lateral and one central niche, made of finest marble from Kotor (Montenegro) and Brac (Croatia).At the level of nine meters the apse is covered with fascinating mosaic with as many as 200.000 gold pieces (they weight all together 28 kilos and were made of...

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  • Entering the Mausoleum

    On the entrence you will see a sort of well called BISTRIK (read in english something like "district" but instead of D say B, and don't read the T on the end).That's the traditional way of preserving water in Montenegro homes, especially the rain water.

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  • Walk to the crypt!

    You'll park your car just under the highest peak (there's a restaurant there and a small museum).To the Mausoleum you will have to climb exactly 461 stairs.I'm not sure, but it might mean the number of years that Serbia Kingdom was under Turkish rule. (Something like the number of folds on those white skirts that tradittional Athen's guards wear.)

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  • On the way up to Montenegro Olymp!

    In order to explain to someone who 's not from around, the meaning of Lovcen Mountain for people of Montenegro you'll hear from locals that Lovcen is for them as Mount Olymp is for all Greeks (or was in past times).This meaning was even more stronger after the burying the remains of Prince Njegos in the Lovcen's highest peak.

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  • Water

    One of the many public water supply places that I've seen all over Montenegro. This particular one is at the foot of Lovcen. Notice how people wisely put a leaf so water runs smoothly into your bottle.

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  • Lovcen

    Lovcen is not the highest peak in Montenegro (it's Bobotov kuk, 2522 m), but apparently the whole of Montenegro can be seen from it. Njegos, it is said, had chosen it for his final destination because of that very same reason.To enjoy the view, a small platform was built behind the mausoleum, but Murphy's law had it that I could not see much since...

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Lovcen Restaurants

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    by KonstantinII Written Aug 22, 2004

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    The restaurant serves all sorts of grilled dishes and Serbian, Montenegro specialites.

    You are gonna love the wiev from the restaurant and when it's not cold do go out on the restaurant terrace and have a meal there.

    Favorite Dish: You will have to taste "PRSUT" here!

    Prsut is a delisious way of prepareing pork haunchs by smokeing and drying the meat.

    When you prepare it right it takes about 1 year to prepare it!
    It's DELISIOUS!
    Also try homemade mountain chees and honey and of course Montenegro Brandy!

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    • Historical Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Architecture

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Lovcen Transportation

  • From Kotor to Lovcen

    You can go to Lovcen from Kotor by car,bus or taxi.I think the taxi is about 50 euro (it's expensive???).But you must to use the roAd that local people call KANICE.Why?Because what you can see from this roud it's something that you can not see ever.It;s pearl of god,nature,whatever.It s something that you can not catch by your camera or photo.

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  • Ask someone in Kotor for the route!

    Just make sure that you have a good map or a good explenation how to get there, 'cause I'm not sure you'll be able to find someone to tell you where to go on the way there and there are poor road sighns on the way (and back)!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Take the road less taken! ;o)

    You definitely have to go there by car (you can take the bus, but I prefered the car).There are few roads that will take you to Lovcen Mausoleum but one of the most beautiful roads I've ever traveled is the "old" road from Kotor to Lovcen%.

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