Montenegro - a small country. It is inhabited by about 600,000 people. But despite its small size, diverse attractions of Montenegro.
The country is rich in cultural, historical and natural attractions that are well preserved during the numerous wars that swept the country.
The varied terrain, perfectly clean mountain rivers, warm and very clean sea in Europe, magnificent coast, wonderful climate allowed Montenegro to win the status of a European ecological park and the tourist center of Europe.
Here are harmoniously combined black rocks and white sand, red sand beaches and the raging garden greens, small villages and huge modern city, the Venetian, Slavic and Ottoman culture.
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Cities in Montenegro
Attractions Montenegro should begin to explore the capital - the city of Podgorica. In place of the modern city people began to settle in the Stone Age. In ancient times there was a major policy Dukla.
1326 Annals mention Podgorica as a thriving market town. During the war the city was completely destroyed (it was bombed 70 times). Nowadays, Podgorica rebuilt.
In the capital, you can look at the remnants of the Turkish fortress of the XV century, admire the colorful old houses and modern buildings. Not far from the monastery complex located in Podgorica Cheliya Piperski with the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this temple can be applied to the relics of St. Stephen Piperski - founder of the monastery.
Who called the town with three gates. He is known as a popular holiday resort on the Adriatic coast, which is famous for its medieval architecture. Its numerous historical and cultural attractions are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Which is considered the symbol of the Clock Tower.
Among the many different palaces worth visiting Drago Palace, owned by a noble family Drago. It is decorated with a dragon. The same image is on the coat of arms of the Drago. The Maritime Museum is located in the Palace of Gregorini, a rich collection of maritime artifacts.
The city often hosts a variety of festivals and carnivals.
Historical and cultural capital of Montenegro, the symbol of the country is the city of Cetinje, founded in 1482. He was the center of the struggle against the Turks. The city museum to preserve the best collection of weapons in the Balkans.
Vlashka Church, built in 1450, is known as the oldest city building. The monastery is famous for the relics of St. Peter Cetinje, the hand of John the Baptist and the particle of the Holy Cross.
The National Gallery of Art, based in the former Government House, a collection of paintings by Yugoslav artists. And at the State Museum, which took the place of the palace of King Nikola I, we can admire the collection of paintings, photographs and archaeological finds.
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The main seaside resort of Budva is Montenegro. This historic city is admired for its beauty. It is rich in beaches. These beaches are surrounded by mountains and reminiscent of paradise.
In Budva, you can visit museums, churches and castles. The city often hosts a variety of festivals.
Not far from Budva was a royal residence. Now here is the resort Milocer, which is resting a lot of celebrities and royals. In Milocer worth visiting the famous botanical garden and the famous beach Kralichina-Plage.
This resort is situated on a cozy rocky island, was named after the patron saint of Montenegro. It stretches to 1170 m. The pink sand, narrow streets, elegant buildings and the picturesque church of the resort attracts many tourists. He was chosen by members of royal families and celebrities.
The town of Petrovac
For those who do not like crowded resorts, the ideal place would be the town of Petrovac. It is located in the charming bay surrounded by pine forests and olive groves. Here you can admire the beauty of the surroundings, relax on the sandy beach, visit the Venetian fortress and the church, which store ancient icons.
First of all, in Perast to visit the museum, located in a palace that once belonged to Vujovic. Here you can admire unique historical exhibits telling about the historical past of the city.
The city is the church of St. Nicholas, which posted the highest bell tower of the Bay of Kotor. Its height - 55 m. On the other hand the city is the island of the dead with the ancient cemetery and the church of St. George.
Near the city has an artificial island Shkrpela. Its built sailors in gratitude for the miraculous escape during a storm and finding icons with miraculous properties. Here they built a church with a marble altar.
In the seaside fortress Citadel, which served for the defense, is now satisfied with the presentation.
The town of Herceg Novi is famous city park, planted with hundreds of species of plants in the tropics and subtropics, including several species of mimosa. Every winter, the town hosts a festival of mimosa, which lasts for a month and collects a lot of tourists.
The structure of the city's famous monastery complex includes two churches, monastic cells and the body 2 of the cemetery. Here you can attach to the miraculous icon of the Mother of God Savinskaya and crystal cross, enjoy Portrait of a young Peter the Great.
Herceg Novi is replete with monuments of medieval architecture. It has art gallery and regional museum.
Igalo know the whole of Europe thanks to the mild climate, clean sea, therapeutic sea mud, springs of mineral water "Igalka", modern equipment and highly qualified personnel. All this made it possible to focus the city's many medical institutions, including the Centre for Health Tourism, Health and Recreation Center, the Institute of Physical Therapy and Prevention behalf of Milosevic, as well as health and fitness center, organized in the former residence of Marshal Tito.
Vacationers can not only heal, but also to work out, sunbathing on the beach. There are sports facilities, clubs, golf and beautiful beaches.
Will find a busy and interesting history and art lovers. They can admire the exhibits of the Local History Museum and the Art Gallery.
Ulcinj and Ulcinj, is one of the oldest towns in Montenegro. It is famous for the presence of the Ethnological Museum and the two delightful palaces Balsica Palace and the Venetian palace.
Church of St. Nicholas is known that the Turks during his reign remade it into a mosque. She later became a church again.
Near the city stretches the beach of Velika Plaža Healing dark sand. Behind the beach is great-Plage is located on the island of Ada Bojana Beach Ada. The sand of this beach has a mild radioactive properties, thereby treating infertility and diseases of the bone and muscular systems.
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Sightseeing Montenegro, be sure to visit the greatest shrine of Montenegro, carved in the rock - Ostrog monastery, founded in the XVII century. He is known for the relics of St. Basil of Ostrog, which have miraculous properties. Therefore, the monastery is visited by thousands of pilgrims. Ostrog monastery is the world's Orthodox monastery, in which, apart from the Orthodox, Catholics and Muslims come.
Acting now Moraca monastery, located on the banks of the same river, he earned a significant reputation among tourists. Almost all tourist routes pass through the Moraca. The greatest wealth of the monastery - his frescoes and icons.
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Mount Lovcen - Black Mountain. From these words, it was the name of the country - Montenegro, and Montenegro.
Mount Lovcen is famous for the presence of two peaks: Shtirovnika (height 1749 m) and Zhezerski (altitude 1657 m). Rising to Shtirovnik, tourists can visit the mausoleum built in honor of Petar II Petrovic Njegos. He is widely known as a poet, philosopher and ruler of Montenegro.
To get to the mausoleum, is necessary to overcome the tunnel with a staircase of 461 steps. Entrance to the mausoleum guarded by two four-meter marble statues. Inside the mausoleum is four-meter statue of Njegos.
Staying on top of Black Mountain, visitors can admire the town of Kotor with a bird's-eye view and a unique experience.
Country canyons - so often referred to Montenegro because of the huge number of canyons. The most beautiful of these is the Tara River Canyon - one of the cleanest European rivers.
Tara Canyon is under protection of UNESCO. It is rich in rocky mountains, deep gorges, waterfalls and rapids with swift passage. All of this is surrounded by magnificent nature, which can be enjoyed for hours. In the valley of the river Tara is home to many different animals and plants. Here is the virgin forest of black pines. There are growing 400-year-old pine trees that reach a height of 50 meters. Canyon is part of the Durmitor National Park.
Tara canyon stretches for 82 km. Its depth in some places reaches up to 1300 m. The Tara canyon is the deepest canyon has a reputation in Europe and the second deepest in the world, first place belongs to the American Grand Canyon.
Through the canyon passes Dzhurdzhevicha Bridge - the highest bridge of the state, which connects northern and southern Montenegro. Its height of 160 m, and the length - 366 m.
This lake is considered the largest lake in the Balkans. Its area is 390 square meters. km. The lake is located on the territory of the two countries: Montenegro and Albania. But it is well known not only for its size. Skadar Lake is famous for the fact that only here in Europe live pelicans. It nests almost 300 species of birds. This place fascinates tourists with its beauty. On the shore of Lake Skadar National Park of the same name is based.
Around the lake and its islands built many monasteries, castles, churches, tombs and monuments.
Increasingly popular among tourists acquired Black Lake, which is situated on the mountain and is famous Meded amazing beauty and purity. Here you can walk forest path, to sit on the bench in solitude, sunbathing and swimming in the lake, watch a movie on the Durmitor and then enjoy local food in the small coastal restaurant. Anyone who wants to stay in this place will be offered to remove the wooden house.
In the information center, tourists will have the information that interests them. They also have the opportunity to explore the exhibits of the museum of natural science and buy a souvenir at the gift shop.
Princes Park, so called National Park Biogradska Gora, is the oldest reserve. Its highest peak is Mount black head. The reserve grows the virgin forest with millennial trees. These trees reach 45 m in height. Their width circumference - about 1, 5 m. Near the lake grows a lot of endemic plants.
Treasure Reserve reputed Biogradsko Lake, which is famous for its abundance of trout and extraordinary clarity. It allows you to look at the depth of over 10 meters.
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In Montenegro, perfectly preserved not only the architectural monuments. Locals are renowned for preserving the spiritual heritage of ancestors, their traditions and customs. There constantly sounds folklore, folk festivals are festivals and carnivals, where guests experience the thrill of the city. This country - a storehouse for ethnographers.
Montenegrins - excellent craftsmen. Products that are made, will be an excellent showpiece for any collection.
Attractions Montenegro is impossible to explore in one visit. This is a unique country residence which will bring many unforgettable moments and fill an amazing experience.