Top things to do in Central Montenegro

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 is the most important site in Montenegro for Orthodox Christians, attracting up to a million visit…
Top Choice Mausoleum 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 Montenegrin in Cetinje

Belveder

Occupying a scenic eyrie, well signposted on the way to Lipa Cave, this wonderful roadside restaurant serves traditional fare including freshwater fish, grilled squid, and lamb and veal slow-roasted ispod sača (unde…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Podgorica

Street Bar

The street has come out of the cold in this hip little bar, lined with faux shopfronts and scattered with park-style furniture. It's actual outside area is a surprisingly pleasant tree-lined terrace in a patch of ur…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Podgorica

Lanterna

Farm implements hang from the rough stone walls creating a surprisingly rustic ambience for the centre of the city. A selection of meat and fish grills and pasta is offered, but it’s hard to go past the crispy-based…
Top Choice International in Nikšić

Pekara

Its name means 'bakery', but there's more to this wildly popular hangout than bread rolls. While their baked offerings – waffles, cakes and outrageously stacked pancakes – are indeed divine, it's also worth a visit …
Top Choice Bar in Podgorica

Culture Club Tarantino

Exemplifying the offbeat flavour of the Bokeška strip, this quirky spot promotes local music, art and other alternative happenings. It's a good place for a coffee and local-watching by day; at night it throngs with …
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…
Village in Lake Skadar National Park

Rijeka Crnojevića

The northwestern end of Lake Skadar thins into the serpentine loops of the Rijeka Crnojevića (Ријека Црнојевића; Crnojević River) and terminates near the pretty village of the same name. It’s a charming, tucked-away…
Farm in Danilovgrad

Donkey Farm

If you happen to be around Danilovgrad on a Saturday, head out to this wonderful farm, established as a sanctuary for abused and neglected donkeys. They also produce (and sell) donkey milk, said to be incredibly the…