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...

Street in Cetinje

Ulica Njegoševa

Cetinje’s main street is pretty Njegoševa, a partly pedestrianised thoroughfare lined with interesting buildings, cafes and shops.

Gallery in Cetinje

Montenegrin Art Gallery

All of Montenegro’s great artists are represented here, with the most famous (Milunović, Lubarda, Ðurić etc) having their own separate spaces. There’s a small collection of icons, the most important being the...

Museum in Cetinje

History Museum

Housed in the imposing former parliament building (1910), this fascinating museum follows a timeline from the Stone Age onwards. Historical relics include the tunic that Prince Danilo was wearing when he was...

Gallery in Cetinje

Miodrag Dado Ðurić Gallery

This edgy establishment is an offshoot of the Montenegrin Art Gallery, and is dedicated to one of Montenegro's most important artists, who died in 2010. Housed in a striking five-storey concrete-and-glass...

Palace in Cetinje

King Nikola Museum

Entry to this maroon-and-white palace (1871), home to the last sovereign of Montenegro, is by guided tour (you may need to wait for a group to form). Although looted during WWII, more than enough plush...

Christian Monastery in Cetinje

Cetinje Monastery

It’s a case of four times lucky for the Cetinje Monastery, having been repeatedly destroyed during Ottoman attacks and rebuilt. This sturdy incarnation dates from 1786, with its only exterior ornamentation being...

Church in Cetinje

Vlach Church

While its present appearance dates from the 19th century, this stone church was actually founded around 1450, thus predating the Montenegrin founding of Cetinje. A sumptuous gilded iconostasis (1878) is the...

Church in Cetinje

Court Church

Built in 1886 on the ruins of the original Cetinje Monastery, this little church has a lovely gilded iconostasis, but its main claim to fame is as the burial place of Cetinje’s founder, Ivan Crnojević, and...

Palace in Cetinje

Njegoš Museum Biljarda

This castlelike 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...

Palace in Cetinje

Blue Palace

Built in 1895 for Crown Prince Danilo, this elegant building has since been commandeered by the Montenegrin President – hence the manicured gardens. It's not open to the public but it's worth a look for its...

Museum in Cetinje

Relief Map of Montenegro

This fascinating large-scale 3D map was created by the Austrians in 1917. It's housed in a glass pavilion attached to the side of the Njegoš Museum Biljarda; if it’s closed, you can peer through the windows.

Monument in Cetinje

Fairy of Lovćen

During WWI, many expatriates answered the call to return to fight for Montenegro. This bronze statue was erected in 1939 to commemorate the 350 American Montenegrins who died when their boat was sunk near Albania.

Historic Building in Cetinje

French Embassy

The flamboyant art-nouveau building which was built as the French embassy is now used to house special collections of Cetinje's national library.

Museum in Cetinje

Ethnographic Museum

The former Serbian embassy houses a well-presented collection of costumes and tools explained by English notations.

Historic Building in Cetinje

British Embassy

The former British embassy, built in the Georgian style in 1912, now houses a music academy.