Cetinje Monastery

Situated in the fields of Cetinje, at the base of the Lovcen mountain, Cetinje is a treasure of Montenegrin cultural and historical heritage. It scent with the architecture from 18th and 19th century that comes from rich greenery of this small city. Cetinje is the capital of Montenegro and Crnogorsko – primorska Mitropolija. During King Nikolas reign many embassies were built that give it today’s specific looks. Two of the most representative buildings are the Monasteries of Cetinje and Biljarda. Cetinje Monastery was built in 1701 and even though the Turks destroyed it several times, the people built it up again. There are relics of Saint Petar of Cetinje, one the illustrious patrons of Montenegrin history. Cetinje Monastery represents the spiritual and political seat of the Montenegrin people. For the state purpose Njegos built Biljarda, a building (monastery) that took its name after the pool (billiards) that this exceptional poet, metropolitan, philosopher and statesman liked to play. Cetinje abounds in museums, as well as the Art Academy, parks and from Orlov Krs there is great view of the city and the mountain of Lovcen.

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Cathedral of St.Tripun

Kotor is the most famous for its old town cathedral of St. Tripun. This shrine is mentioned for the first time in 9 th century when relics of St. Tripun were brought in it. He was a martyr in time of Roman Emperor Decia in 3 rd century. Chronicle witness that this shrine was destructed by fire in 10 th century and built again in 12 th century. Cathedral of St. Tripun is built in Romanic stile with elements of Byzantium architecture. Earthquakes struck it and its look changed. Elements of renaissance and baroque are specially seen. European Union and organization Europe Nostra, award this cathedral diploma in 2002 for great repair work and seismic insurance of the oldest Romanic cathedral at Adriatic coast. As the most important monument and symbol of old town, cathedral of St. Tripun, has rich treasury such as gilded altar, baroque frescos, great number of ornaments of great value.

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Island of Gospa od Skpjela

Island of Gospa od Skrpjela is one of two marvelous islands in Boka Kotorska bay located in sea near Perast in municipality of Kotor. Other island that also should be visited is island of St. George. This island is also called Island of dead captains because according the legend a French soldier, firing a gun toward Perast, hit house of his loved girl and killed her. That legend was reason for masterpiece Island of the dead of Swiss painter Beklin. Island of Gospa of Skrpjela is artificial island that according stories seamen from Kotor and Perast created bringing with their sailing vessels large stones. There is a church at the island. According a legend Perast fishermen after a shipwreck near the island found at a sea rock icon of Holy Mary with Christ and devoted to build a church at the island. They did so in 1630. As the island had to be kept, seamen continued bringing stones and this tradition last to day. This old time custom is renewed recently. Today it is called Peraska fasinada and takes place in sunset of July 22. It is easy to get to both islands from Kotor. Visit to islands in summer period can be very interesting part of entertainment during a day. Transport to island can be organized as excursion with tourist boats. It is the easiest to get informed in tourist organization of Kotor, tourist agencies or personally in Kotor port or along Kotor shore with owners of tourist taxi boats.

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Ostrog Monastery

When you first find yourself in front of monastery of Ostrog, your first thought will be that it is not created by a man, this glorious monastery located above the valley of Bjelopavlici, carved in rocks as though keeping centenarian secrets of this shrine. Metropolitan Vasilije founded monastery of Ostrog in 17th century. The most magnificent part of monastery is Gornji Ostrog. There are two churches upper Church dedicated to Holy Cross. The other Lower church in Gornji manastir is dedicated to Vavedenje of Holy Mary. People of all religions and nations visit Ostrog. This shrine is one of the most visited in Christian world.

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