The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski)

The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski)

The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski)
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Flipflop4444
Rochester, UK188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Had a day trip to the town and its sites, was very relaxing and clean compared to some areas visited.
Various sites to walk round and have some food and drink.
Well worth a 45 minutes bus trip from Budva.
Written May 6, 2024
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happytraveler30183
Sioux Falls86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
We traveled to Cetinje from Budva on a Monday morning and discovered that there were a number of organized groups and bus tours that made the same journey. Unless you are with a group, you are only allowed to visit the very small chapel, a small shop, and an area where they have toilet facilities (not free) and light refreshments. They have several young men who try to keep things organized as well as several monks. The young men kept remarking that Monday is always busy and crazy. They told us to take a seat and they would call us when it was our turn to see the chapel. Since the chapel is very small, they only allow a few people inside at any one time. They also strictly enforce no photos in the chapel area (even the outside of the chapel!). (And they also issue scarves to people who they deem are not dressed modestly enough!) The chapel has some very nice icons and painted frescos. While you are in Cetinje, also visit the Cipur Church and the Vlaska Church (both small churches which DO allow photography!).
Written August 13, 2013
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nonamect
ct257 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
If you are "in the neighborhood", it is worthwhile to stop by, but do not make a special trip here. It is a 5 min walk from the King Nikola's museum. Don't forget both men and women need shoulders and knees covered. If your shoulders and/or knees are exposed, they will offer you something to cover up with, which is recycled between visitors.
Written August 18, 2019
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Martin J
Levice, Slovakia539 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
Monastery contains very rare relic. Piece of cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. Entry is possible only by guide (local priest) which is arranged every hour, but only in local language. No entry fee, you need buy only some candles, that need to be ignite outdoors. All informations are available in one small souvenir/religiously shop.
Written April 19, 2017
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Emma
Manchester, UK1,316 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Apparently they have some cool religious artefacts in here. Unfortunately we couldn’t seem to find them or perhaps they weren’t on display when we visited.
Written June 19, 2022
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tzd60820
Vancouver, WA350 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The onastery had a picturesque location, a plus.
It was a hot summer day, but by the strict rules of the monastery order we all (male and female) had to cover our ... everything. Arms, knees, elbows, you name it ~ we covered. No talking inside, no pictures, no nothing. At the end, it was nice and interesting interior, but nothing unusual. Good pictures when covered by scarves (done on the way out ~ otherwise you may loose your phone/camera to the watching monk.
Written August 7, 2019
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rade-bg
Belgrade, Serbia231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
This is one of the most important Monasteries of Serbian Orthodox church and it holds some of the most important Christian relics. The right hand of John the Baptist and piece of the true cross are laid in coffin over the remains of Serbian Saint Peter from Cetinje.
The most amazing is the story that surrounds arrival of St John the Baptist hand in Monastery in Cetinje. It is believed to be the same relic that Saint Luke has found and that was hold in Constantinople under Byzantine emperors until its fall under Turks.
Than as act of favor to the knights of Malta, Sultan Bajazit has granted them hand of John the Baptist, piece of true cross and icon of Holly Mather painted by Saint Luke. Those relics have remained in possession of knights of Malta until they had to leave island. After their retreat the knights decided to give all 3 relics to the Russian Czar and Romanov family as their patron.
The relics remained in St Petersburg until Russian revolution and were miraculously saved by the only remaining Romanov family, aunt Olga who first managed to escape with relics to her royal relatives in Copenhagen, but then decided to give relics to Serbian royal family Karadjordjevic, as most of survivals of Russian nobility and officers after revolution have escaped in Serbia and were seeing Karadjordjevic royal family as their patrons.
The relics have remained in Belgrade in the chapel of Kradjordjevic palace until Nazis occupied Belgrade. Than the relics and Kradjordjeivici treasure were sent to another great Monastery of Saint Vasil Ostroski near Niksic in Montenegro. The relics remained there until liberation from the Nazis and were taken by the new Communist Government in special treasure vaults. After several attempt from Serbian orthodox church to retreat the relics they were returned and are now in Cetnjski Monastery.
For me personally this is one of most amazing stories as well as religious spiritual experience.
Written July 15, 2018
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Joerg F
Berlin, Germany55 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
We visited Cetinje with a tour, and the monk responsible for the place immediatly asked us in a very rude way where our tour guide is (she was waiting outside), and then he screamed that our tourguide is a stupid village girl. I never experienced such a fool in a religious place, he is a representative of the orthodox church, he should be ashamed, this is a shame for the orthodox church to let such creatures represent them (as I read I am not the only one who experienced that)
Written October 3, 2017
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tyk777
Nashville9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
This man rudely told my 80-year old father that he was not allowed to take photos. He only took a photo of a plant right before that. We apologised profusely three times and walked off. However, he pursued us as we walked around and kept yelling at us the entire time. The sign to not take photos is quite faded and hidden amongst plants so it is very easy for an 80-year old man to miss. Horrible experience! No reason to bully an old man like that. I am sure God will punish him rightfully for not respecting elders.

There is really nothing inside the building as most of it closed off to visitors. Complete waste of time, don't bother.
Written August 14, 2017
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nevenjerkovic
Dubrovnik, Croatia2,035 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
If you are planning to visit Cetinje, the old montenegrian capital, you have to visit this monastery but do not expect too much. In any case - worth to visit.
Written July 13, 2017
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