Mausoleum of Petar II Petrović-Njegoš (Prince-Bishop of Montenegro), 1813-1851, is located atop an mountain in Lovćen National Park. Petar II was a poet and philosopher whose works are widely considered some of the most important in Montenegrin and Serbian literature.

Njegoš requested to be buried at a tiny chapel he had built before his death in 1851. Unfortunately the it was badly damaged during a war and his body was moved to its current mountaintop home. More than a hundred years later in 1974, Montenegrin authorities replaced Njegoš’ burial chapel with an impressive mausoleum.

The dramatic building is reached after taking a long road that winds up the mountain, followed by a hike up 461 steps on foot. Inside the mausoleum is a large granite statue of Njegoš, a darkened room that contains his tomb, and a 360-degree stone viewing circle.



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Rainbow Chaser (11 months ago)
Didn't even make it to the Mausoleum, there's been a major snowfall in the last week and the snow banks are big, some cover a whole traffic lane, so brave slow and carefully. I got 5 km away and was stopped by a snow plower. He said the road is OK but I figured the Mausoleum is most likely piled under massive snow.
KovLoz (2 years ago)
Amazing view! Remarkable monument! Prepare yourself for a looot of stairs, sometimes strong winds, but it's worth it!
Oleksandr Popov (2 years ago)
First, prices: 2 euros is entrance to the park and ticket to mausoleum is 5 euros (2.5 for children). We were extremely lucky to get here when the weather was just perfect. Only light wind, and 25 degrees Celsius was a pleasant relief after scorching 35 deg heat at the sea. I recommend to park your car at the parking lot - it is only 10 minutes away from Mausoleum stairway, but it is way less crowded than cars parked alongside road and only slightly closer to destination. And while walking up alongside this road you can eat wild raspberries :) Mausoleum is beautiful, and its panoramic interaction deck provides breathtaking views of nearby mountains and if fog is light, towns and lakes. Make sure to walk around a bit - behind main structures you will find a lot of stone pyramids left by tourists.
Tom (2 years ago)
Fantastic place! The views are breathtaking ... and you can take epic insta photos. Definitely worth of crazy driving to get there :-)
Travel agency Montenegro travel club (2 years ago)
One of the most spectacular points in Montenegro with 360 degrees view on the country.. Dedicated to the 19 th century leader poet and philosopher represents most authentic and most inspiring places in Montenegro when we speak of its culture and tradition
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