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The city of Cetinje, 36 km from the capital Podgorica, is located in the interior of the country. Cetinje has been the capital of the Kingdom of Montenegro for many years. About 19 thousand people live here. As such, it is one of the largest cities in the country. There are many historical buildings and natural beauty areas to visit here. In 1878, when Montenegro was an independent country, Cetinje was its capital. You should definitely see the architectural structures dating back to the 15th century in the city. It is not a touristic city, but it is one of the most suitable cities to experience the history and culture of Montenegro.

Places to see in Cetinje: Cetinje Monastery, Biljarda Monastery, Lipa Cave, Montenegro Art Gallery, Miodrag Dado Duric Gallery, Ulica Njegoseva, History Museum, King Nikola Museum, Vlach Church, Lovcen National Park, Njegos Mausoleum, Djukanovic House, Saint Peter's Monastery , National Museum, Ethnographic Museum.


Cetinje is located on a small karst plain surrounded by limestone mountains, including Mount Lovćen, the legendary mountain of Montenegro historiography.
Cetinje is the former royal capital of Montenegro and the location of many national institutions, including the official residence of the President of Montenegro.

It is 45 minutes from Cetinje to Podgorica airport  and 60 minutes from Tivat airport. It is possible to reach all cities by bus.


Traces of this can be seen around the city of Çetine, which was the capital of Montenegro in ancient times. Lipa Cave, located only 4 kilometers from the city center, is the largest cave in the country.

Cetin Monastery

It is one of the most important places in the city. The monastery was first built in 1484. The chapel on the right of the monastery courtyard contains valuable records and artifacts. in the Cetinje Monastery; Remains of St. Peter of Cetinje, the right hand of John the Baptist, fragments of the True Cross, the icon of the Mother of God Philermos, the remains of Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, the royal crown of the Serbian king Stephen Uroš III Dečanski.


It is a palace with architectural features close to the castle. It was built to replace the Prince-Bishop and poet Petar II Petrovic Njegos. It was financed by the Russians in 1838. On the lowest floor of the house, there are photographs of soldiers of the period, specially designed weapons, military costumes, bishop's crosses and clothes, documents, home decor items.

The building, which is used as a museum today, is the former parliament building. It includes works from the Stone Age of Montenegro, and of course the Balkans, to 1955. There are a wide variety of artifacts in the museum apart from the remains, fossils and bones. Documents and artifacts related to the traces of the communist era, from the clothes that Prince Danilo was wearing when he was assassinated, are exhibited.


The red building of the King Nikola Museum was formerly used by King Nikola. The building was constructed between 1863 and 1867. The building, which started to be used as a museum in 1926, has hosted the Montenegro Dynasty for more than 50 years.

Vlach Church

Built in the 15th century, Vlach Church is one of the oldest religious buildings in Cetinje. An important feature of the Vlach Church is that the iron railings surrounding its courtyard were made of shells collected during the war between Montenegro and the Ottomans between 1858 and 1878.


Đurđe Crnojević - National Library of Montenegro


Đurđe Crnojević - National Library of Montenegro "Đurđe Crnojević" (NLM) is a public institution that preserves print, print and other media publications in Montenegro and abroad. As part of its publishing production, NLM publishes a retrospective and up-to-date Montenegro national bibliography. 1592-1593 - 42 books listed in the Cetinje Monastery during the Crnojević dynasty. These are Montenegro's oldest preserved book inventories.

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