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Njegoš Mausoleum, Cetinje

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Njegoš Mausoleum, built into mountain rock, is dedicated to the greatest poet and ruler of Montenegro, high above valleys and highland woods. Climb 461 steps to the 1,657 m (5,436 ft) rugged mountain peak to get to this burial place, and look for a sarcophagus that preserves the ruler's remains. Inside the mausoleum, you'll also see a large granite statue of Njegos, carved by one of the greatest Croatian sculptors of the 20th century--Ivan Meštrović--and a golden mosaic with over 200,000 gilded tiles on the 9 m (30 ft) high ceiling. From the outside on a clear day you can see more than half of Montenegro, Albania, and Croatia. Plan to visit Njegoš Mausoleum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cetinje attractions using our Cetinje sightseeing planning app.
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  • The mausoleum is about a 1 1/2 hours drive up from Kotor. A road full of hairpin bends and sharp drops for about 45 mins - 1 hour before it levels off more in the national park. It is well worth...  more »
  • Stunning! I would definitely recommend a visit here. The panoramic view is awesome and makes walking all those steps worthwhile.  more »
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  • An absolute must go when you are at the coast of Montenegro. Amazing view and crazy place for a mausoleum. But a certain fitness is necessary to be able to climb to over 400 steps. The parking situation is also a bit odd.
  • This place is breathtakingly beautiful and a must on your Montenegro trip! It’s so unbelievable wonderful and we loved every second! Driving up there by car costs 2€/person (children are free), entrance is 5€/person when you enter the site. The mausoleum is located on top of a 1750m high mountain and you have a fantastic view all around the national park, Kotor, to the sea and even to Albania behind Skadar lake. It’s worth the drive and so beautiful!

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