The glorious past of the old capital of Montenegro, Cetinje, embassies, museums and the royal palace. Visit to the Lipa Cave, full of magnificent natural decorations.
We set off in Cetinje along a scenic road with a stop at the observation deck. From here you can see all the Budva coast and the endless Adriatic.
We study the history of the old royal capital Cetinje. In each building of the main street there was a foreign embassy. The street is very cozy, the houses have been restored, and the boulevard is surrounded by lime trees. Once royal, and now the cultural capital of Montenegro, Cetinje offers travelers museums, galleries and even a theater.
I recommend to visit the Museum of Money, the Museum Courtyard of King Nikola, the pavilion with the Relief Map of Montenegro. Walk to the Cetinsky Monastery, where the world's Christian shrines are kept. The footpath at the monastery courtyard will lead you to the Eagle Hill, here is the tomb of Vladyka Danilo, the founder of the last ruling dynasty of Montenegro. From this hill there is a stunning view of the Cetinsky valley.
We will complete the trip in the Lipa Cave, which is located 8 km from Cetina. The cave was known to the locals for a long time, they descended here for water, used the cave as a natural fridge, and in Austrian times, soldiers kept weapons here.
For visits, the Lipa Cave opened only a couple of years ago, tracks were laid, and lights were installed. A visit is possible only with an employee of the complex, each stalactite and stalagmite are carefully guarded, because their growth rate is only 1 mm per year. Whimsical cave decorations resemble a crocodile, a palace, a heart. At the end of the excursion you can try the water from the cave spring.
After a busy program, we can have a snack or have a nice lunch at the national restaurant Belveder with a view of Skadar Lake.