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Cathedral of St. Tryphon, Kotor, 1986 - Republic of Montenegro

Cathedral of St. Tryphon, Kotor, 1986

Cathedral of St. Tryphon in Kotor

Favorite thing: The original Cathedral of St. Tryphon was built in the 8th century in the town of Kotor. The church in this picture was built in 1166 on the remains of the former cathedral. It was seriously damaged in the 1979 earthquake. Twenty-five years later, in 2004, restoration has made substantial progress.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 15, 2004
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Herceg Novi town center - Republic of Montenegro

Herceg Novi town center

Herceg Novi - Entrance to Boka Kotorska

Favorite thing: Herceg Novi is located on the northern coast of Montenegro at the opening of the Bay of Kotor. The town's richness is a result of being a blend of many cultures. Established in 1382, Herceg Novi has since been ruled by the Turks, Spain, Venice, Austro-Hungary, Russia, France and Kingdom of Yugoslavia. After World War II Montenegro was included in former Yugoslavia. Today Herceg Novi is located within Serbia and Montenegro.

Fondest memory: Eating delicious seafood, usually grilled fish Adriatic-style, under the stars at night, sitting on the shore of the Adriatic

Sharing a bottle of Krstac wine from Montenegro

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 3, 2004
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Mt. Lovcen, Montenegro - Republic of Montenegro

Mt. Lovcen, Montenegro

So Many Rocks!

Favorite thing: The mountains near Cetinje are very rocky indeed. In fact, I have never seen so many rocks as I did in the countryside around Cetinje.

The Turks never conquered Montenegro. The story we hear in America from our Serbian relatives and friends goes something like this. The Turks failed to conquer Montenegro because the Montenegrins used a very effective method of defense. If the Turks tried to attack Montenegro from the coast, the Montenegrins simply rolled boulders down the side of the mountain to prevent the Turks from getting any further. Montenegro had a endless supply of boulders, so the country never ran out of ammunition.

Mount Lovcen is the mountain peak in this picture. If you look closely, you can make out Njegos' tomb near the top.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 29, 2004
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Boka Kotorska, Montenegro - Republic of Montenegro

Boka Kotorska, Montenegro

San Francisco Bay's twin - Boka Kotorska

Favorite thing: A large population of Serbs from Bay of Kotor emigrated to my home, the San Francisco Bay area. It is easy to see why. When we reached Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor), we definitely noted some similarities and understood why people from Boka Kotorska felt at home in the San Francisco Bay area.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 28, 2004
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Cetinje, Montenegro - Republic of Montenegro

Cetinje, Montenegro

Another impressive Cetinje building

Favorite thing: I'm not sure which building this is, but it is another fine example of the beautiful architecture of Cetinje.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 27, 2004
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Cetinje, Montenegro - Republic of Montenegro

Cetinje, Montenegro

Cetinje

Favorite thing: The buildings in Cetinje are evidence of the past wealth of the area.

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  • Written Jan 27, 2004
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Cetinje, Montenegro - Republic of Montenegro

Cetinje, Montenegro

Cetinje Town Center

Favorite thing: Between 1878 and 1914, Cetinje flourished. It became a center for South-Slavic intellectuals. As the capital of Montenegro, it was the home of numerous consulates and palaces. The city began its decline about the time World War I began.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 27, 2004
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Catholic Church on Bay of Kotor - Republic of Montenegro

Catholic Church on Bay of Kotor

Catholic Church in Boka Kotorska

Favorite thing: Although Montenegro is predominantly Serbian Orthodox, the Bay of Kotor has a mix of faiths. Because of the proximity to the Dalamtian coast, Bay of Kotor is also home to a fair number of Croats.

Pictured here is a Catholic church sitting near the shores of the Bay. It looked old and very untended to us.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 26, 2004
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