Fairy of Lovćen

Central Montenegro

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.

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1. Vlach Church

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While its present appearance dates from the 19th century, this stone church was actually founded around 1450, thus predating the Montenegrin founding of…

2. French Embassy

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

3. Miodrag Dado Ðurić Gallery

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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…

4. History Museum

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Housed in the imposing former parliament building (1910), this fascinating museum follows a timeline from the Stone Age onwards. Historical relics include…

5. Montenegrin Art Gallery

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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…

6. Ulica Njegoševa

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

7. Ethnographic Museum

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

8. Njegoš Museum Biljarda

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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…