Mausoleum of Petar II Petrovic Njegos

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The road goes up, once again, and the curves seem so tight that at every corner I have to stop the car and use the horn before I continue. But this time it is a good road and there are no cars coming from the opposite direction.

Finally, the road ends in a little parking lot and we start walking to the Mausoleum of Petar II Petrovic Njegos, the greatest ruler and poet of this country.

As soon as you park the car, you still have to walk almost 500 steps through a dark tunnel. When you finally exit the tunnel, a few steps more and you reach the mausoleum and then the platform from where you have a 360° view over Montenegro.

They say that from the top of the mountain, you can see half of Montenegro and in the clear days, even the coast of Italy.

The mausoleum is impressive because:

  •  It is built for Petar II Petrovic Njegos, who lived at the half of the 19th century and who is a national hero in Montenegro.
  •  It is placed at the top of a mountain, peak Jezerski, at an altitude of 1660 metres, between Cetinje and Kotor, in the Lovcen National Park.
  •  From the top of the mountain you have a 360° view over the country and you can see the fjords of Kotor.
  •  The road is great, with magnificent views as you drive over the mountains.

As I understood from the locals, the idea is that their national hero watches over his country from the top of the mountain.
For me, though it seems like a romantic idea, when you see yourself right there, at the top of the mountain, it all makes sense and you understand there are people that deserve our respect.

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