“The part of the Adriatic Coast belonging to Montenegro
is the purest part of the Mediterranean”.

JACQUES COUSTEAU

“In terms of natural wonders, there is little in the southern
Mediterranean to rival Montenegro’s fjord. The part of the
Adriatic Coast belonging to Montenegro is the purest part of the Mediterranean”.

Financial Times

The most beautiful contact between the earth and sea took
place at the Montenegrin littoral

Lord Byron

Lovcen national park

Lovćen is a mountain and national park in southwestern Montenegro. The Mount Lovćen rises from the borders of the Adriatic basin closing the long and twisting bays of Boka Kotorska and making the hinterland to the coastal town of Kotor. The mountain has two imposing peaks, Štirovnik (1,749 m) and Jezerski vrh(1,657 m). The mountain slopes are rocky, with numerous fissures, pits and deep depressions giving its scenery a specific look. Standing on the border between two completely different natural wholes, the sea and the mainland, Lovćen is under the influence of both climates. There are 1158 plant species on Lovćen, out of which four are endemic.

The biggest and most important monument of Lovćen national park is Njegoš's Mausoleum.

The location for his burial place and the mausoleum at the summit of Jezerski vrh was chosen by Njegoš himself as his last wish.

However, Njegoš's express wish was to be buried in a small chapel which he had built in his lifetime. This was done, but the original chapel was destroyed when the Austro-Hungarian army invaded Montenegro in First World War (1916).
Njegoš's remains were then transferred into Cetinje Monastery and buried in the chapel rebuilt by King Alexander in 1920s.

During the communist period the chapel was disassembled and the monumental mausoleum in “Vienese Secession style” was built.

Mausoleum was opened on 13th of July 1974. Mausoleum is long 37m, wide 15,4m, tall 12m. Njegos”s granith figure weights 28 tons. On Lovcen, high 1654m has been carries 11 000 tons of rocks, and the heaviest rocks were up to 40 tons of weight. There are 461 steps leading to Mausoleum.

During the communist period the chapel was disassembled and the monumental mausoleum in Vienese Secession style.