King Nikola's Palace

Cetinje, Montenegro

King Nikola's Palace served for more than 50 years as the seat of the Montenegrin Royal family. In 1926 it became a museum, from 1980 it was one of the departments of National Museum of Montenegro.

The small palace was built from 1863 to 1867 in a simple style typical of Cetinje houses with certain elements of neoclassicism. The interiors were designed in style of Historicism and Art Nouveau.

In the entrance hall are exposed the Montenegrin crown jewels, which are the most popular exhibition of the National museum.

The Royal Garden was built in 1870 as a pine alley. Gardens were refurbished in 1971. There are many flower beds with crocuses, geraniums, tulips and rose and jasmine bushes.

In the back of garden there is cedar grove with domimant villa with small summer-house, which served fas a guest house for foreign visitors.

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Zmajeva, Cetinje, Montenegro
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Founded: 1863
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Montenegro

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Dulene Youtube-kanal (2 years ago)
Serbian King Nikola I. of Montenegro, one of greatest leader in 20th history
Bozidar Zidansek (2 years ago)
Very interesting. If you want to know about Montenegro history than you must visit.
Brenda Nichols (2 years ago)
Really enjoyed our tour. The guide was very interesting.
Larry Sashin (2 years ago)
If you've been to Versailles, this is nothing like it. Nicholas, King of Montenegro was a ruler of a small nation during times of great turmoil and change...so how did he stay independent for so long...he married 5 of his daughters off to high ranking royalty across Europe, but I digress. If you're into history, this place is cool. If you're into royalty and the trappings of "the crown" , not so much.
Tour guide Montenegro tours (2 years ago)
Lovely museum and a home of the last Montenegrin king. King Nicholas I ruled Montenegro from 1860 - 1918... In this place you can see pernament exhibition of his life and unique objects from that time. Entrance fee for museum is 5 e for adults, 2.5 e for children. Museum is open until 5 pm.
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