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LOVCEN NATIONAL PARK

Sea of rocks
The National Park Lovćen is situated in the Southwest of Montenegro. The park overlaps 6400 ha and comprises beautiful karst formations with different land forms. This mountain was declared a National Park in 1952. The mountain is also often called the sea of rocks. The fauna and flora in this park is unique because of the combination of the Mediterranean and continental climate. There are more than 1300 plant varieties and 200 bird species. The park is dominated by mountain Lovćen and by the mausoleum of Petar II Petrović Njegoš. The mountain has two tops. Strinovik is 1749 m high and Jezerski Vrh is 1657 m high.


The mausoleum van Njegoš
The road from Kotor to Lovćen exists out of a series of serpentines, sharp hairpin turns, with beautiful panoramas over the bay of Kotor. In hairpin 32 one will enter the national park. Lovćen is the Olympus mountain of the Montenegrins. The mausoleum of Petar II Petrović Njegoš is located on the mountaintop of Jezerski Vrh. From Cetinje the road will climb 20 km long up to the parking, from where one has to climb 461 steps up to the entrance of the mausoleum. When the weather is nice the visitors have a beautiful 360° panorama and they can see 80% of the Montenegrin territory. There is the possibility to climb the mountain by foot. It lasts approximately 4 h to reach the top from Cetinje.


Montenegrin gastronomy in Njeguši
From the village Njeguši, the place of birth of Njegoš, it’s one and a half hours walking to the mausoleum. In Njeguši it’s possible to visit the birthplace of Petar II Petrović Njegoš. The village is known for its smoked ham, called pršut.


Wilderness Biking
Recently it is possible to go wilderness biking. In the National Park are 52.5 km of marked bicycle routes situated over the entire park. From the historical capital Cetinje one can climb to the top. The distance up to the mausoleum is about 20 km. An altitude of 890 meters needs to be conquered.













 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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