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Cetinje

Njegos Mausoleum Photo, Belgrade, Serbia

For an exciting day trip away from the coast, and a dose of Montenegrin history, head to Mt Lovcen. The mountain is a national park, and at its summit, reached after a brisk hike is the mausoleum of Petar II Petrovic Njegos, a famous ruler of Montenegro. Then, head to Cetinje, about 15 miles away. Once the capital of Montenegro, Cetinje is a historic and picturesque town. The most imposing building in the city is the former palace, now the State Museum. Opposite is the former house of Cetinje's prince-bishop, built in the 19th century. The Cetinje Monastery, founded in 1484 and rebuilt in 1785, has a treasury of artifacts, including a collection of liturgical songs printed in 1494. Overnight accommodations can be found in a couple of hotels, including Grand and Zicer. Budget accommodations are available at a Student Hostel. Montenegro cuisine cam be sampled at restaurant Opera.

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