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“a mausoleum in middle of nowhere ! Great view all over Montenegro” 4 of 5 stars
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Njegos Mausoleum
Mount Lovcen, Cetinje, Montenegro
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Ranked #2 of 34 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.
Noisy-le-Grand, France
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“a mausoleum in middle of nowhere ! Great view all over Montenegro”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We reach this mausoleum by car form Kotor (take the serpentine road and you will have some marvellous view over Kotor and his bays).
You have to drive across the Lovcen park wich is quite desert. You climb onto the top of a moutain where you discover à 360° view over montenegro. Stairs are rude.
The mausoleum itself is nude, focused on the huge statue of Njegos.

Visited August 2013
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“Visiting the Top of Montenegro”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We hired a private car and driver to take us from Kotor, along the "serpentine road" up into Mt. Lovcen National Park to see one of the most famous landmarks in Montenegro: the Mausoleum of Petar II, Petrovic Njegos, an important ruler of Montenegro and a poet and philosopher from the 1800s. The drive up the mountain is a classic mountain road and journey. There are 25 hairpin turns that have been counted and labeled on the way up the mountain but when you reach the 25th turn, you are only part-way there. At that point, the road becomes more narrow and the curves continue! The views of the Kotor Bay continue at each turn and there are several "safe" places to pull off the road and take some pictures. We left early in the morning and were back in Kotor by mid-day but even then, the heat and haze of the day made taking sharp, clear pictures from too high a challenge. Beyond the magnificent views of the Kotor Bay, the Mausoleum is quite interesting. Built between 1970 and 1974, it became the final resting place for the remains of Njegos. He is somewhat of a controversial figure in history but is revered by most Montenegrins. The day we were there, a good portion of the 461 steps you have to climb to get to the Mausoleum were closed (those that took you through a tunnel which would have been a welcome relief from the blazing sun!). So, we had to climb the "old" steps which were a bit of a challenge. Our driver said this is the first construction they have done on the Mausoleum since it was completed in 1974. Construction began on 25 July and will not be completed until after 25 October. The regular steps would have been a "cake-walk" compared to the steps we had to climb! So, if you plan to visit yet this year, bear that in mind. You don't have to pay anything to walk up the steps but if you want to enter the Mausoleum and see Njegos's grave, it is 3 Euro per person fee.

Visited August 2013
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Cetinje, Montenegro
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“Beautiful place and views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Great place to visit while in Montenegro. Spectacular view all the way until you reach the Mausoleum and from the top. Half of Montenegro could be seen and during the clear days even the coast of Italy. You should stop to have a rest and a drink at the restaurant.

Visited July 2013
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“A spectacular trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We had a very long drive up through the hairpins and steep and narrow tracks to get here.
It was some 12 degrees colder at the top and The Summer had turned into Autumn with the trees tinged with gold.
A quick reviving cup of coffee in the underground restaurant [ with a small outside terrace] and then up the maybe 1000 steps or so through the limestone tunnel to the plateau on top .
The views were spectacular down the passes towards Kotor where we had come from and a storm was brewing.
The tomb itself , slate grey , cold and menacing.
Typically Eastern block, magnificent.
Someone was trying on the National dress [for 5 Euros ] and having his photo taken against the mountain back drop.
We were due to return to do the same but ran out of time / had bad weather.
A must visit and a tribute to a great poet who's works I have never read but made me think of the book / film Dr Zhivago and the fictional tribute to his work.

Visited September 2012
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“high up in the mountain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

very long trip up in the mountain, but the view from the top is great and there is a restaurant there

Visited June 2012
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