Montenegro’s gorgeous, and one of the best places to get to see that from above is Lovcen, the second tallest mountain in Montenegro. It’s no wonder that Petar II Petrović-Njegoš  – Montenegro’s ruler during the 19th  century – chose this spot as the place of his final rest. After seeing it, I get it, it’s one fine peak to spend eternity in.

 

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

 

It’s part of a bigger national park (Wikipedia):

National Park encompasses the central and the highest part of Lovćen mountain massif and covers an area of 62.20 km². It was proclaimed a national park in 1952. Besides Lovćen’s natural beauties, the national park was established to protect rich historical, cultural and architectural heritage of the area.

Lovćen’s area abounds in numerous elements of national construction. The old houses and village guvna are authentic as well as the cottages in katuns – summer settlements of cattlebreeders.

A particular architectural relic worth mentioning is Lovćen’s serpentine road winding uphill from Kotor to the village of Njeguši, where the birth house of Montenegrin royal family of Petrović is situated.

 

The good news is that the views are worth it, the bad news is that you’ll have to make a climb for it. Time to head up…

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

 

Once you make it, this is some of what you’re likely to see…

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro 

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

 

 

And. ofcourse, there’s the grand Mausoleum…

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

 

Best place to get panoramas…

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

Njegoš's Mausoleum - Lovćen National Park - Montenegro

 

Other links of interest:

Montenegro, Lovcen National Park

Montenegro Treasures: Lovćen and Njegoš’s Mausoleum



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