Cetinje is an ancient city that has become a symbol of independent Montenegro. Modern Cetinje boasts beautiful nature and an abundance of historical places of great value for Montenegrins.
The city of Cetinje in Montenegro is in the south-eastern part of the country. It is located in a historical area called Old Montenegro. The city is surrounded by an infertile Cetinsky field.
Cetinje is located 50 km from Tivat airport and 55 km from Podgorica airport. The trip by car takes about 40-50 minutes. From the sea resorts to it you can get on a public bus or rented transport.
Once Cetinje was the capital of Montenegro. Due to the invasion of the Turks, the government had to leave the city and build a new capital in a more secure place. This happened in 1482.
In 1481 a monastery was built in Cetinje, which became a symbol of the independence of the Montenegrin people. During attacks from enemies, it was destroyed, and later reconstructed.
Since 1910, the city began to actively develop and build up. During this period, prominent figures of art and science began to gather in Cetinje, who made a huge contribution to its formation.
Cetinsky monastery, which we have mentioned briefly above, is considered the main attraction of the city. It contains the most famous shrines of the Christian world: part of the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified, and also the hand of John the Baptist.
The collection of the monastery collected a lot of manuscripts and old printed books. In the temple you can see personal belongings of metropolitans and old church utensils. Some relics were received by the monastery as a gift from Russia.
To familiarize yourself with relics and relics, you need to come to the monastery as part of the excursion. Halls in which the most valuable artifacts are collected, are opened only for groups of 10-15 people.
The Palace of St. Nicholas I Petrovich
The palace, which became a tourist attraction of Cetinje, once belonged to the last king of Montenegro. The construction of the royal residence lasted from 1863 to 1871.
Now there is a museum in the Palace building. His exposition presents the King's weapons, his honorary orders, palace furniture and other unique relics. In the museum you can also get acquainted with the arms collections of commanders from Turkey and Montenegro.
Travelers with pleasure leave from Cetinje to Lovcen - national park and the eponymous mountain range. It is located only 42 km from Cetinje. You can get to the national park either independently or together with a tourist group.
Lovchen offers good opportunities for outdoor activities: many kilometers of hiking through the mountains, climbing, paragliding. The mountain range is also rich in sights.
The fortress of Gorazhd is a large building, which is not so easy to see from the road. Once Montenegrins hid in a secret place from sworn enemies. The fortress was built in 1886. It is still well preserved.
Mausoleum of Negosh is located on the top of Lovcen. From its viewing platform all the beauties of the country are visible. Inside the mausoleum there is a 28-ton statue of Peter Negosh, and the roof of the building is covered with gold.
Tourists, vacationers in Cetinje, visit local attractions and stroll around the city. During the promenade you can see several unusual installations created by local artists.
In order to feel the atmosphere of this European town, it is worth to go into a canoe - a small Montenegrin restaurant. It serves wine and traditional dishes.
There is a rope park in Cetinje. It has easy trails for children and more difficult routes for adults.
There are no big stores in Cetinje. Instead of them on the streets of this city you can find small shops, which sell souvenirs like horseshoes and bells.