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CETINJE

The city Cetinje is the cultural and historical capital of Montenegro. The Montenegrins also frequently call it the museum city of the country. The historical town core exists out of buildings that were former embassies and baroque palaces which belonged to the royal family Petrović. From these palaces they ruled for centuries with iron hand over the country.

At first sight has Cetinje a somber view but it’s actually a city with a rich culture. In many museums can people get acquainted with the Montenegrin traditions, folklore, diplomacy and history.

The orthodox convent
One of the most important curiosities is the richly decorated orthodox convent. The convent church is decorated with medieval frescos and Byzantine icons. The convent is the spiritual centre of the Montenegrin state. In the treasury of the small convent church relics of priceless value can be watched at. The mummified hand of John the Baptist and a piece of wood coming from the holy cross are the main attractions.


The Museum of King Nikola I
The museum of king Nikola I is located on the central square of the city. The king was immense important for Montenegro. Thanks to his shrewd diplomacy and because he was giving his children away in marriage, Montenegro obtained strong relations with the most important dynasties of Europe. In the museum one can get a better notion of the history of the Montenegrin king and its people.

There is a exhibition of weapons, coins, paintings, gala attire, furniture and lots of valuable presents which were given by foreign dynasties to Nikola I.

Njeguši
The surrounding around Cetinje is very picturesque. The mountain village Njegusi is one of the most interesting places. Njegusi is an authentic mountain village where famous prince Petar II Njegoš Petrović was born. In the 19th century he was the political and religious leader of Montenegro. At the same time he was talented soldier, philosopher and writer. His book Gorski Vijenac – “The mountain Wreath” was translated in many world languages. The play or epos is based on a historical event in Montenegro that took place toward the end of the 17th century, known as "The Inquisition of the Turkicized.", the extermination of the converts to Islam. This book is a masterpiece of Montenegrin literature.

The village Njegusi is also known for its delicious smoked ham, Njeguski prsut. The ham can be tasted here with the old Slavic liquor Medovina. It’s a schnaps made of honey.













 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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