Tourism / Montenegro / Cetinje


Nestled in a valley between the limestone mountains of the ancient capital of Montenegro, Cetinje - a real city-museum, founded as early as the 13th century.

The Cetinje Monastery store specially venerated Christian relic - the right hand of the Prophet and John the Baptist, which, according to legend, was baptized the Savior. There is also a particle of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord.

A little history

In the 15th century, during the war with the Turks, the ruler of the country had to move the capital from Zabljak in the more inaccessible place. Was selected for this purpose the town of Cetinje. Then, the city lost its former importance, was revived in the 17th century, will again not be noticeable ... The highest town reached in 1860 and 1918, during the reign of Nicholas I of Montenegro. In general, the fate of his hard. By the mid-20th century, the city ceased to be of importance as a resort, it was very unfair. Perhaps the attractions that you can explore in it are not so much catchy as points of interest are the coastal cities, but it is the epitome of Cetinje and Montenegro.

Getting there

To get to the city can be the two main roads: from Budva and Kotor from. Both mountain road, the two are full of dangerous turns, according to witnesses - moving them on the car already is a kind of attraction. It is for these roads usually get tourists in Cetinje, by car or bus. But it is with sharp turns of mountain roads offer unforgettable views of the surrounding area.


Hotels, restaurants and souvenirs

You can stay in town and do not come to him on a trip, there are several hotels and restaurants where you can eat. But if there is a particular interest in its history, it is hardly appropriate: a small town, the tourist interest in it will be exhausted quickly.

With souvenirs in Cetinje, the situation is no better than in the whole of Montenegro: sloppy made magnets alyapistye plates, strange ... So lace as souvenirs worth buying ham - Cured ham in a special way, grape vodka and local cheese. These products, of course, is not as durable as magnets, sticky on the fridge, but the pleasure they deliver much more, and the idea of ​​the country will give a more complete.

Entertainment, excursions and attractions Cetinje

One of the most interesting sights of the city - a glass pavilion with a relief map of Montenegro. Map created by the hands of officers of the Austrian General Staff in 1917. It is so detailed that it is possible to find almost any house standing in the country at the time. And, although this attraction is not so old and significant for the history of the country, as many others around the map is always a lot of curious tourists, who are trying to find the building in which they settled, favorite beaches, monasteries and churches, who are going to visit.

But the most oldest landmark of the city - the church Vlashka, built in 1405 by shepherds. Famous for her remarkable frescoes of the Greek masters, as well as the church fence, made of weapons taken as booty from the Turks during the 1876 war. Interesting Palace of King Nikola, built in 1867 in a rather rare Sessional style. Here are preserved spectacular interiors and which now has exhibits of the National Museum of Montenegro, telling about the history of the country full of drama.

Other attractions: "Vladin House" (the former Government House, are here opened the National Gallery), house-Prince Bishop, a rich local history museum (1871), residence of King Peter II of, "Blue Museum" Art Gallery, Central History Museum and many other places of interest.

Cetinje Monastery (1484-1785 years) - the residence of Montenegrin metropolitans, one here has one of the most important shrines of Christianity. In the monastery you can worship the Hand of St. John the Baptist, part of the Holy Cross, as well as to see such an interesting thing as shroud embroidered with hands Russian Empress Catherine II. At the monastery worked first Montenegrin printing house to print in 1493, the first book on the South Slavonic Cyrillic script - Oktoikh (it can be found in the monastery museum).

On top of Mount Lovcen (1660 m), which is associated with many pages of the history of the amazing country of Montenegro, is the mausoleum of the poet and philosopher Peter Negush. During the life of the lord ordered to be buried in a small chapel on the mountain, which offers a stunningly beautiful view of the surroundings. The chapel was destroyed during the war with the Austro-Hungarians, but in its place was built the mausoleum to which tourists are constantly wanting to pay tribute to the outstanding poet and philosopher. The most convenient way to get to the National Park of Mount Lovcen just because of Cetinje, the road by car or bus takes about 30 minutes. Further rise on foot on an impressive number of stages.

Where to stay: in one of the resort of Budva, Ultsinskoy or Gertsegnovskoy Riviera. Where to go: in Lovcen National Park to climb to dizzying mountain, to the tomb of Peter Njegos and honor the memory of the last of the spiritual ruler of the country; to abound with fish of all varieties of Skadar Lake or the ancient capital of Montenegro, Cetinje. In addition, it is necessary to visit the ancient fortress of Kotor and enjoy views of the Bay of Kotor, sing "talk though you're with me, Guitar seven-string ..." at the monument to Vysotsky in Podgorica and, closing his eyes on the height and steepness of trails, quietly whispering a prayer, climb to the monastery - rock monastery Ostrog. You may also be interested in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia. The most popular towns and resorts of the country: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Podgorica, Petrovac.