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AUTHENTIC CULTURE OF MONTENEGRO

On such a small space, in a country full of contrasts, you will be fascinated by a diversity of culture. Rich cultural heritage is made of remains of different cultures, since Montenegro was on a crossroads of two great civilizations – Eastern and Western, on which territory have existed and still exist 3 big religions: Orthodox, Catholic and Muslim. The richness of cultural heritage is seen through cultural and historical monuments, remains of large and important objects, preserved customs and religion…

                                              authentic culture in Montenegro

AUTHENTIC VILLAGE OF MONTENEGRO!!!

What awaits you?

You will be relaxed, because in Montenegrin village breathtaking landscapes, kind hosts and healthy organic food awaits you.

And not just that, because while staying in our villages you will have the opportunity to get acquainted  with the lifestyle of our people, with our tradition and culture. Many of the rural works are still done in a primitive way. You can enjoy attending some of this works - milking the cows, food preparation, vegetable and fruit growing, even in a production of some products well known in our country:  Rakija (home made brandy), cheese, cream, prsuta (sort of ham), honey...

Nevertheless, what will leave a strong mark on you is the fact that you have acquired new friends, and that you will get a wish to come back again.

Be part of a story about authentic life in Montenegrin village....

                                               traditional montenegrin village

TRADITIONAL MONTENEGRIN COSTUME

Nowdays exist a store in Bijelo Polje where the traditional costumes are made -   „Home craft Rakocevic“ which has three decades of experience in making the national costumes, in the same way as it has been done centuries ago- without machines, and using the patterns of old originals. Since the interest in taking the photographs in national dresses was great, the new idea has been born- to start with production of Montenegrin national costumes – said Radmila Rakocevic, the owner of „Home craft Rakocevic“. Her store is making the costumes exclusively by order. Montenegrin national dress is extremely rich, elegant in its cut, with bold combinations and colors and with rich golden embroidery.   

For festal costume, which is embroidered in gold is said to be the one of the most beautiful ones in Europe. To make one costume, one worker needs approximately three months.   

                                               traditional Montenegrin costume

BIJELO POLJE

Bijelo Polje disposes with wide specter of cultural and historical monuments and natural attractions. You will have the opportunity to meet one of the longest caves in Europe- Djalovica cave, mountain Bjelasica, rivers Lim and Bistrica, tailors shop where the famous Montenegrin costumes are made, church of Saint Peter which dates from XII century, Gusmirovica mosque from XIV century, Monastery of Saint Nicholas in Podvrh from XII century and other... You will enjoy in home made food which is prepared only in Bijelo Polje, will have the opportunity to stay in lodgings built in oriental architecture and to plunge into rural experience ( milking the cows, hay gathering, picking forest fruits, meadow mowing....). You’ll have the opportunity to visit agricultural households (gardens and bull farms) and to be a part of different activities in nature (hunting, fishing, traditional sports etc.)

Bijelo Polje is educational, cultural and sport center of the North of Montenegro and offers diverse cafes, bars and national restaurants for enjoyment and relaxing moments.

Cultural events, traditional fairs and sport events in Bijelo Polje fulfill time in spring and summer months, offering great pastime.

                                                

                                               the church St. Peter in Bijelo Polje

CETINJE

In the foothill of mountain Lovcen, far and hidden enough from the enemies look but close and open enough for all friendly hands, Cetinje is situated. Nowdays, it is city-museum, and it was capital of Montenegro through centuries and starting point of its spirituality and statehood...

In the museums of Cetinje are kept precious testimonies of centuries long struggle of Cetinje’s bold and proud citizens for freedom and ascent of their spirit through the written word and through stories. Cetinje belongs to a category of cities to be visited at least once in your life.    

Some of the most important cultural and historical monuments are:

Vlaska church (1450), Church of the Birth of Holy Mother at Cipar (1886), Billiard house- that is Njegos’s museum, King Nikola’s Court where his museum is also situated (1867), Blue palace (1895), Zeta’s house which is today The Royal theatre, Government’s House, buildings of diplomatic branches...

                                              the monastery of Cetinje

KOTOR

The history of Kotor exists for two and a half millenniums and about it, countless evidences, as testimonies of diversity of cultures and civilizations, are kept – pre historical excavations, monuments of Illyrian, Pre-Roman and Roman period, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque monuments. Old city of Kotor is one of the Mediterranean cities with best-preserved middle-aged urban complex, which structure was formed in period from 12th to 14th century. City is surrounded with tall and tick wall of 4.5km length in total. City’s walls have been built gradually in period from 9th to 18th century.  Walls are tall approximately 10 meters, and in the upland area, in some parts up to 20meters of height. There are three entrances into city:  Main door - which is also called West or Door from Sea, and South and North door. Kotor has been included in UNESCO’s list of World natural and Cultural Heritage.

                                              The Old town Kotor

OLD CITY OF BAR

Old Bar consists of old town settled on a rocky hill, inaccessible from three sides, and of settlement in it’s foothill, which was made after the town have been destructed (1878). Old city’s gate date from 11th century, walls from 11th and 12th century and has been reconstructed in 14th and 15th century. Above the old city are remains of the aqueduct from 16th and 17th century, which have been used as a water system of a city. It was built of broken and cut stone. Construction is made of 17 larger arches of different spans, which are leaned on massive pillars. Old Bar was renowned vocational, cultural and commercial center in the middle age. It was famous for its stonecutters. In early middle age, it belonged to Byzantine, and after that to a Dalmacija. Old city exists for over a 2500 years and represents a unique synthesis of Mediterranean and Orient.

                                              The Old town Bar

MONASTERY OSTROG

 

It is situated between Danilovgrad and Niksic. Way below it there is the Zeta River and the Bjelopavlici plain. Above it there is a miraculous mountain range with the cave of Ostrog.

Upper Monastery:  Temple of the Holy Cross (1665 g. - Vivid 1667); Temple Presentation of the Virgin (- Vivid 1667). Both are endowments. Vasilije of Ostrog the Miracle Worker (Metropolitan Herzegovina of 1639. Mr. to 1671st year). In Vavedenjskom temple are the relics of St. Basil of Ostrog. The narthex  was added in the 1774th Mr Today's  appearance gets 1926th

Lower Monastery: Temple of Holy Trinity Church (built 1824-present appearance gets late nineteenth century)

The Monastery of Ostrog is a monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church placed against an almost vertical background, high up in the large rock of Ostroška Greda, in Montenegro It is dedicated to Saint Basil of Ostrog (Sveti Vasilije Ostroški). The Monastery was founded by Vasilije, the Metropolitan Bishop of Herzegovina in the 17th century. He died there in 1671 and some years later he was glorified . His body is enshrined in a reliquary  kept in the cave-church dedicated to the Presentation of the Mother of God to the Temple. The present-day look was given to the Monastery in 1923-1926, after a fire which had destroyed the major part of the complex.

                                              The Monastery Ostrog

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