Central region represents such a collage of varieties: two National Parks (Lovcen and Skadar lake), two largest ravines in the country, the Old Royal Capital city Cetinje, Njegusi – a village where the famous “prosciutto” is being made, cheese, honey wine, the Capital of Montenegro - Podgorica, Ostrog monastery, stunning panoramas etc.
At the foot of the mountain Lovcen, the Old Royal Capital city is located, the heart of Montenegro. It is a city with the most numerous cultural and historical heritage from the XIX and XX century. Beautiful museums, galleries, the castle of King Nikola, the monastery in Cetinje, the Royal Theatre, all of these adorn and decorate Cetinje.
The road from Cetinje to Podgorica curves through green slopes among highlands and hills, from where, up in the distance, you can see the blue, huge Skadar lake. On one side, it immerges with its deep offshoot into the land down to the river Crnojevica, a small place, historically significant for the fact that the first printing shop on the Balkans was situated there. Another side of the lake spreads itself in infinity towards the border with Albania. Touristic boats offer cruises on the lake and tours on many small islets with monasteries and fortifications dating from the Ottoman Empire period. Biking and hiking along the lake, interrupted only by the sound of birds singing, do such a relaxation to everybody! Not far from there, local wineries offer the extraordinary wine of the Sun’s abundant region.
Through the fresh, green and bountifully cultivated Zeta Valley, you will reach the Capital City of Montenegro – Podgorica. The city that was more than 70 times bombed in the World War II, started to develop in 1945. Intensively having been modernized in the past 20 years, Podgorica represents the biggest city in Montenegro, being considered the main administrative center and the epicenter of cultural events. To the North, one of the most visited sanctuaries in the Orthodox World -“Ostrog” monastery had been built. Looking like impossible to be carved into a vertical cliff, it is situated almost a kilometer above the fertile Bjelopavlici Valley in Central Montenegro.
The mountain Lovcen is the sanctity of Montenegro. The mausoleum of the famous Montenegrin ruler is located on its Jezerski peak, to the 1660 m height, completely built in the black marble. The black masterpiece of well known Ivan Mestrovic sculptor represents the eternal house of everlasting wise man and the ruler from the XIX century, Petar Petrovic Njegosh II. From that place, as if being on the roof of the world, you have the unforgettable view on the kilometers and kilometers long wavy mountains, a huge Skadar lake and magical inlets of the Bay of Boka Kotorska. If you take the old road to Kotor, you will run into the village called Njegusi. Due to the fantastic altitude and the two climates influence, local people produce the best traditional products of the region- prosciutto from Njegusi (Montenegrin brand), cheese and honey wine. Further on, towards the seaside, you will reach the edge of Lovcen. In one moment, treating you as the lord of the sky under the magical spells, the Earth will open itself before you to offer one of the most beautiful panoramas you can see.
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