Attractions

Top Choice Christian Monastery in Central Montenegro

Ostrog Monastery

Resting improbably – miraculously? – in a cliff face 900m above the Zeta valley, the gleaming white Ostrog Monastery (Manastir Ostrog) is the most important site in Montenegro for Orthodox Christians, attracting up …
Top Choice Area in Podgorica

Stara Varoš

Podgorica's oldest neighbourhood retains traces of the 400 years in which it was the centre of a bustling Ottoman Turkish town. The blocky clock tower overlooking the square was useful for signalling Muslim prayer t…
Top Choice Monument in Lovćen National Park

Njegoš Mausoleum

Lovćen’s star attraction, this magnificent mausoleum (built 1970 to 1974) sits at the top of its second-highest peak, Jezerski Vrh (1657m). Take the 461 steps up to the entry where two granite giantesses guard the t…
Top Choice Waterfall in Podgorica

Niagra Falls

They may not be the thundering cascades so beloved by honeymooners across the ditch in North America, but these waterfalls make for a fantastic day trip from Podgorica. The falls are at their dramatic best after the…
Top Choice Cave in Cetinje

Lipa Cave

Cetinje may indeed be littered with old-time reminders of its days as Montenegro's capital city, but just 4km away lies an attraction that makes the town look positively modern. Millions of years old, Lipa Cave is o…
Top Choice Church in Podgorica

Cathedral of Christ’s Resurrection

The large dome, white stone towers and gold crosses of this immense new Serbian Orthodox cathedral are a striking addition to Podgorica’s skyline. When the building was consecrated in 2014, it attracted much controv…
Ruins in Lake Skadar National Park

Žabljak Crnojevića

For a brief time in the 15th century, between the fall of Skadar (now Shkodra in Albania) and the founding of Cetinje, this was the capital of Zetan ruler Ivan Crnojević. Now the enigmatic ruins stand forlornly on a…
Winery in Podgorica

Šipčanik Wine Cellar

When it comes to gastronomic grandeur, it doesn’t get more curious than the Šipčanik wine cellar. Ten minutes out of Podgorica and 30m underground, the enormous cellar – owned by Montenegro’s largest wine company, P…
Street in Cetinje

Ulica Njegoševa

Cetinje’s main street is pretty Njegoševa, a partly pedestrianised thoroughfare lined with interesting buildings, cafes and shops. At the southern end are two shady parks and the elegant Blue Palace, built in 1895 f…
Palace in Cetinje

Biljarda

This castle-like palace was the residence of Montenegro’s favourite son, prince-bishop and poet Petar II Petrović Njegoš. It was built and financed by the Russians in 1838 and housed the nation’s first billiard tabl…