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Njegos Mausoleum

Address: | Mount Lovcen, Cetinje, Montenegro
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Ranked #2 of 32 Attractions in Cetinje
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: Exactly 461 stairs lead to Jezerski Vrh, which is located at an altitude of 1660 m above sea level, where the Mausoleum dedicated to Petar II Petrovic Njegos was opened in 1974, making it the mausoleum at the highest altitude in the world at the time. The location of today's Mausoleum housed a humble chapel which Njegos constructed in 1845 to be his eternal resting place.
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194 reviews 194 reviews
31 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We hiked our way up to the mausoleum, which was a strenuois but rewarding activity. The views from above around are splendid, you can see for miles and miles.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The road up the hill is narrow but not too bad coming from Cetinje. Given the fact that it's a national monument, it's very strange that the parking possibilities are so poor. However, once you made the ascend and found a parking, the view is breathtaking; well worth the trouble. The surrounding national park is also beautiful and I understand... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We are keen hikers and hiked our way up to the Njegos Mausoleum. the effort getting there was worth every moment. The Mausoleum was stunning and truly breath taking. Way paid 3 euros to go inside and was given a booklet in English telling us about it. We finished by heading out the back to the viewing area, although the... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The mausoleum is in the Lovcen National Park, between Budva and Kotor. The best approach is through Budva and turn left following the brown signs for Lovcen national park. (Entry fee 2 euros) There is a road from Kotor which is best to exit the park, rather than go up although it does seem shorter. However the park is lovely... More

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Firstly how to get there. The cheapest way for someone without a car is most certainly a local bus. Price wise it is almost nothing (3 Euros from Budva) and the buses run very frequently. Take a bus to Cetinje and get off at the bus station. There will be several taxi drivers there offering trips to the top. You... More

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Famagusta, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Don't come home without seeing Njegos's Mausoleum. There are very few places on earth that can see in 4 different countries at the same time. First of all, you'll need to show some effort to reach. Approximately 50 km from the city centre of kotor. At least 40 km of this road, dangerous mountain road. Then you have to climb... More

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Budva, Montenegro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

You have to make a wish and trow a penny in the well of wishes :) Statues of girls and women holding the mausoleum on their heads is amaaaazing! They represent each girl or women in Njegos's life, mother, sister...

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The mausoleum of the vladika (prince-bishop) Njegos on the top, built in communist time as a heathen temple to replace the older christian chapel is an experience in itself. But also for the view in clear weather is vorth the tip up there. The last part you must use a loooong staircase. This year, at the end of March, it... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Worth the drive up here and the walk up the last section. Not clear where you are meant to park and the track is very rough in the first section. The steps (who counts them) are also a work in progress with the new access almost complete. Not busy when we visited but can see why they need a proper... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Even tiny states like Montenegro had great leaders and special people like Njegos . He himself asked to be buried there at the end of his short but impressive rule. An impressive way to remember a ruler in a striking beautiful scenery up the mountain facing an enormous monument of Nejegos. The fact that you climb 461 steps to reach... More

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