French Embassy

Central Montenegro

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

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2. Vlach Church

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3. Miodrag Dado Ðurić Gallery


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4. Montenegrin Art Gallery

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5. History Museum

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6. Ulica Njegoševa

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7. Relief Map of Montenegro

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8. Njegoš Museum Biljarda

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