Njegos Mausoleum, Cetinje

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Njegos 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 Njegos Mausoleum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cetinje attractions using our Cetinje sightseeing planning app .
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  • I would definitely recommend a visit here. The drive up to this place via R-1 is rather frightening. Each of the hairpin bends are numbered on the wall, 25 in all. There are not really any safety...  more »
  • From the restaurant and car park it is an easy walk up 460 or so steps through a tunnel to the mausoleum itself and then a few more metres to a viewing area. The steps are not very steep - the tunnel....  more »
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