national park in Montenegro
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Lovćen National Park is in Central Montenegro, between Cetinje, Budva and Kotor.

Understand edit

As a national park, Lovćen National Park's most significant attraction is the Mausoleum of Petar Petrović Njegoš, at the summit of Jezerski Vrh.

History, Landscape, Flora and Fauna, and Climate edit

Get in edit

You get in by renting a car or take a strenuous hike.

Fees and permits edit

  • €6 to enter, which is however only applied when driving to Mount Lovćen with the car.

Get around edit

Many trails allow for hiking treks, but roads are abundant.

See and do edit

Mausoleum of Njegoš

A must do when in Montenegro:

  • 1 Mausoleum of Njegoš (Lovćen National Park. A road goes almost up to the top, but the last bit is a 500 m staircase. You can also hike in from all directions.). 09:00-18:00. Climb up to Mount Lovćen, it is a kind of Montenegrin Mount Olympus. On the top of the mountain lies the magnificent mausoleum where the poet Petar II Petrović Njegoš is buried. The view is stunning, they say that on a clear day you can see Italy across the Adriatic sea. There is construction underway for a cable car from Kotor to Lovćen.
    For hikers it might pose an option to get in before or after opening to enjoy the sunrise or sunset for free.
    €5 (in addition to the NP fee).    
  • Hike from Kotor to the Mausoleum. A nice 13-km day hike going from 0 to 1,700 m elevation, by the Fort of St. John, a nice and inexpensive restaurant half way, and the mausoleum as the climax.

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  • Village Njeguši is well known for it ham (pršut) production. Almost every single house produces ham. During 2009, a "ham route" was established: paths and manufacturers are signed.
  • 1 Konoba Krstac. A inexpensive and local restaurant with a decent choice of food. Free WiFi.

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Sleep edit

  • 1 Hotel Monte Rosa, +382 69300600. If after a long day of hiking or during winter you prefer a nice sauna, head to this place, which includes sauna and breakfast in the price. Double from €60.

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