Niksic Travel Guide

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Niksic Things to Do

  • The Monastery of Ostrog (The lower...

    Crkva Svete trojice (Church of Holly Trinity) is in the lower level of the Monastery. The founder was Archimandrite Joseph Pavićević in 1820th with blessing of the Metropolitan of Cetinje Petar I Petrovic - Njegos (St. Peter of Cetinje). In the same monastery was buried Archimandrite Pavićević 1836th.Around the church are the...

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  • The Monastery of Ostrog (The upper...

    The Monastery of Ostrog (Serbian Orthodox Church) is place of one of biggest pilgrimage of Serbian Orthodox Church. This sanctuary is visited by believers of all faiths trough hole year, especially on Day of St. Basil of Ostrog (Dan Svetog Vasilija Ostroškog) on 12th of May.The upper level of Monatery is located along the almost vertical cliff,...

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  • The Monastery of Ostrog (The chapel)

    Between the upper and lower monasteries 2005th is built a church of Saint Martyr Stanko. Martyr Stanko was a shepherd who was killed by the Turks because they did not want to reveal the place where monks are hidden. According to tradition, the Turks cut off his hands, because he publicly admitted that is a Christian. In chapel are preserve his...

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  • The St. Basil of Ostrog church

    Saborni hram Svetog Vasilija Ostroškog - The congregational curch dedicated to St. Basil of Ostrog is build on hill known as Petrova glavica (Peter knoll). The church is located near the castle of King Nikola I Petrović.The church is also dedicated to honor of defenders of Monte Negro and Herzegovina in the liberation wars against Turks from...

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  • Ostrog Monastery

    Ostrog Monastery, whch is not far from Niksic off the road to Podgorica, is an amazing place to visit. The upper part is set way up on the face of the mountain, and the lower part is on a plateau lower down. The view over the Bjelopavlic Plain from the upper part is truly spectacular. We drove right up to the upper part on the precarious hairpin...

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  • "Monastery" Which Has Never Been...

    Saborna Crkva Svetog Vasilija Ostroskog – the Church Cathedral of St Basil of Ostrog, called "Monastery", is the beautiful, monumental church built in the period between the July 17th 1895 and August 28th 1900, on the hill called Petrova glavica. At that time it was the symbol of new, liberated Montenegro. The founder of the church was King Nikola....

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  • Holy Mother of God with Baby Jesus (I&V)

    There is a pillar with sculpture of Holy Mother of God with Baby Jesus in front of staircase leading to Saborna Crkva Svetog Vasilija Ostroskog – Church Cathedral of St Basil of Ostrog, called "Monastery". This sculpture, artwork of Russian sculptor Wjatscheslaw Michailowitsch Klikov (1939 – 2006), is present to people of Niksic, and inscription on...

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  • Equestrian Sculpture of King Nikola...

    On the central Niksic square, Trg slobode – Square of Freedom, there is Equestrian sculpture of King Nikola – Nicholas I of Montenegro. This sculpture, erected in may 2006, is artwork of Serbian sculptor Miodrag Zivkovic, author of "Broken Wing" – monument to the executed pupils in Kragujevac.The monument of the last Montenegrin king should get...

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  • Dvorac kralja Nikole | Palace of King...

    Dvorac kralja Nikole – Palace of King Nikola – Nicholas I of Montenegro was built in in 1900. It is, along with Saborna Crkva Svetog Vasilija Ostroskog – the Church Cathedral of St Basil of Ostrog, the peak of the Niksic architecture. This massive Neo-Renaissance edifice was reconstructed several times in its history, the most recently – in the...

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  • Kameni grad | Stone Town – Destroyed...

    "Stone Town" was the monumental group of statues erected in 1993 near the Palace of King Nikola, in Niksic. It was artwork of Ratko Vulanovic, Montenegrin and Serbian sculptor born in Niksic. The height of the highest of granite blocks of "Stone Town" was about 5 m. Ratko Vulanovic is author of the similar group called "Gates of Belgrade", located...

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  • Birds Fountain (I&V)

    On the central Niksic square, Trg slobode – Square of Freedom, opposite of equestrian sculpture of King Nikola, there is modest but nice fountain. Fountain sculpture – "Birds" was made by Milun Misko Cvorovic in 2005.

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  • MONASTERY O S T R O G

    Ostrog monastery stands on a hill between Danilovgrad and Niksic. The monastery was built by Vladika St.Vasilije of Zahumlje and Herzegovina, one of the four Montenegrin saints, in the 17th century. His relics are kept in the Monastery. The relics of St.Vasilije and the monastery are believed to have healing power. The monastery is a major...

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Niksic Restaurants

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    by Zvrlj Updated Apr 8, 2009

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    Camelot is very good pizzeria in the center of Niksic. It is decorated in unique way – walls are covered with huge reproductions of paintings of Leonardo, Durer, Botticelli… That makes Camelot nice and pleasant place.

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Niksic Nightlife

  • Crowd & Beer in Rustic Stone Basement...

    Recently established nightclub called Hacijenda offers, as the most of the others in Niksic, crowd, cigarettes smoke, but good music, cheerful people and good beer. What is unique when talking about Hacijenda is ambiance – although small, this rustically decorated club is very cosy and pleasant.

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  • Crowd, Beer, Smoke… (I&V)

    Niksic nightlife is mostly considered of good loud music, good beer and a bit to much of cigarettes smoke. One of the nicest night clubs with typical "program" is English Club CHARLES, called London by the most of the people from Niksic. Most of the time with good music, London can sometimes be an unpleasant surprise.

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  • Crowded Narrow Space With the Great...

    As usual when talking about Niksic nightlife, New York night club offers crowd, cigarettes smoke, but also good music, cheerful people (sometimes dancing on the tables), and good beer.

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Niksic Transportation

  • Buses from Nikšiæ to Žabljak

    There are 9 daily buses from Nikšiæ to Žabljak.The journey takes about 2h.Timetable06:51 -06:55 -09:45 -11:0015:05 - 17:3016:03 -17:20 - 19:40 18:00 - 20:1518:50 - Fare5-7 EURIf you buy the ticket in the bus station, you have to pay a tax.

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  • Trip to the Ostrog Monastery

    The trip to the Ostrog Monastery is quite a challenged. I was traveling in two direction from Nikšić and from Cetinje. It was organised a minibus for 17 person. I didn't drove but I am found out following information regarding how to get to the Ostrog Monastery.If you go from Niksic then you go to Bogetić village, about 2km, then you live...

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  • Train from Niksic to Podgorica

    The train station in Nikšić is very close to the bus station, about 2 minutes on foot.Nikšić - Podgoriga06:25 - 07:34*08:40 - 09:4315:50 - 17:04*18:30 - 19:4018:55 - 20:58Podgorica - Nikšić05:05 - 06:0807:00 - 08:13*14:30 - 15:3316:10 - 17:18*18:10 - 19:13Fare1st Class - €4.22nd Class - €2.8* This train stops in all stations.

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Niksic Local Customs

  • The time of biggest pilgramages

    The Ostrog Monastery is part of cultural heritage of Serbian Orthodox Church and one of most sacred place in Monte Negro. The Church follows Gregorian calendar. This calendar is different from Julian for 13 days. There are two major pilgrimage festivals at the Ostrog Monastery: - first is celebration of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary...

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  • Nikšićko pivo

    Nikšićko pivo is a light beer, produced since 1896 in the Trebjesa Brewery , in Niksic, now controlled by Interbrew, the world's leading brewer, with headquaters in Leuven, BelgiumNikšićko pivo is very pleasant and well known. It is widely sol outside Montenegro. It is often offered in bars in southern Croatia (Dubrovnik, Cavtat), in...

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  • 12 custom offices in a row…

    On our way from Niksic to Mostar, we passed 12 custom offices in a few hours, which means 6 borders!.1 At Vilusi, we passed the Montenegrin custom to leave Montenegro.2 We passed the Srpski custom to enter in Bosnia i Herzegovina (Republika Srpska).3 We drove through Lastva and Trebinje but had soon to pass the Srpski custom to leave the country.4...

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Niksic Warnings and Dangers

  • Road along the cliff

    The road along the rock is very challenging and horrifying. A very thin road goes along the cliff several times. In front of you in one moment, you feel even below the bus, gives you the amazing and terrifying view of the valley you leave. If you are traveling in an organized tours you can even hear the terrifying screams of passengers who look...

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  • Guidelines for visitors of the temples

    If you planning to visit the Ostrog Monastery or other temples, something you might wont to know. From visitors are expected to behave appropriate with regard to the place they enter.It is recommend to visitors to take care of what to wear.For ladies is preferably fair wardrobe: skirts longer, shirts with cover shoulders and head wrap. Alternative...

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Niksic Off The Beaten Path

  • Vukov most | Vuk's Bridge (I&V)

    Vukov most – Vuk's Bridge was built in the second half of the 19th century, to replace older Begov most – the Bey's Bridge, destroyed in 1807 when Montenegrins with support of Russian soldiers attacked the town held by Turks. The bridge was reconstructed at the request of King Nikola, who named it Vukov most, after the famous Montenegrin hero Vuk...

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  • Carev most | Tsar's Bridge (I&V)

    Carev most – Tsar's Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in Montenegro. It was designed by Josip Slade, at the request of King Nikola. The cornerstone was laid by Bozo Petrovic, President of the State Council on the 23rd of May 1894, and the bridge was opened by King Nikola at the ceremony held on the 20th of October 1894.The bridge was one...

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  • Most na Mostanici | the Bridge on...

    Most na Mostanici – the bridge on the river Mostanica is Roman bridge built probably in the 3rd century. It is one of the oldest preserved bridges in Montenegro. We have found the data about bridge being presumably reconstructed or even rebuilt in the immediate post-Roman period, which was proved by supposedly excavated stecak tombstone in the base...

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Niksic Sports & Outdoors

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    by Zvrlj Written Jun 22, 2007

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    On a few spots on Trebjesa mount there are kind of "natural gyms". Trebjesa is training place not only for sportsmen, and it is quite usual to see many people using this "gyms" (they are supposed to be used by anybody who wants to). Trebjesa "natural gyms" are maintained well.

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Niksic Favorites

  • Slano Jezero, monument with a cross

    At a view point over Slano Jezero, I noticed this small monument, made of a single slab of lime stone carved as a cross. It seemed to be rather old. We I looked at it from closer, I found that rather recently, a text in Cyrillic script had been clumsily painted on it. I deciphered it but was unable to find a single word in any of my dictionaries....

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  • Slano Jezero

    Slano Jezero means “Salt lake” ("white lake"). It is a karstic lake that lies not far from Nikšić, on the road to Dubrovnik. It is shallow and has a very indented form with a great many small islands. It makes a very scenery landscapes.

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  • Most na Moštanici

    The bridge of Moštanici stands a few kilometers after Nikšić, on the road to Dubrovnik. It is one of the oldest Roman bridges in Montenegro. Built in stones, the proportions of its arches are perfect. It is 5.5 meters high with arches 2 m high and and the side is 2.3 m. However, I had not found more information about it.

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