Near the Bay of Kotor and accessed via a winding road that ascends Mount Lovcen just near the town of Kotor itself, you will find the unique opportunity to visit a place that represents the poetry of Montenegro’s soul. Montenegro is full of secrets that are waiting to be discovered. Many of these secrets are easy to access in a car and the knowledgeable traveller will enjoy exploring ancient towns tucked between tranquil waters and hidden monuments on soaring mountaintops.
Lovcen is so ideally placed on the border between Montenegro’s sea and the mainland, that the opportunity to visit this national park should not be overlooked. Because Lovcen enjoys the climate of both the sea and the interior (depending on which side you’re on), spectacular views are often combined with an abundance of flora and fauna that are combined in exciting, if not unusual ways.
Finally, perched atop Mount Lovcen we find Petar Pretovic-Njegos’ tomb, a grand mausoleum designed by the world-famous Ivan Mestrovic, who against the wishes of Njegos himself, built an impressive mausoleum unlike any other in Europe. True to his poetic spirit, Petar Pretovic-Njegos wanted to be buried in a simple chapel at the summit of Mount Lovcen, but as you travel to his impressive mausoleum, you will understand the sheer power this monument presents against the backdrop of vividly painted views of the entire country of Montenegro.
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