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Niksic Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 119 photos

Ranked by the population, Niksic is the second largest city in Montenegro with about 70.000 inhabitants. It is located in very unique karst plane, 630 m above sea level.

Niksic plane was settled in ancient times. The oldest name of that settlement had been Anderba. Later it was Anagastum or Onogost. Its present days name Niksic owns to Slavic tribe of Niksici. Niksic was liberated from the centuries long Turk occupation in 1877. It was the beginning of Niksic ascent. At the request of King Nikola – Nicholas I of Montenegro, Croatian architect Josip Slade was invited to create general urban plan of Niksic. Slade shaped the city Niksic the way it is now and turn small settlement and military fortification into a modern city.

Today there are several faculties of Montenegrian University in Niksic. After the many wars during 20th century and two decades of Yugoslav crisis, Niksic has revived in past several years, and turned from gloomy to prosperous and pleasant place.

  • Last visit to Niksic: Apr 2010
  • Intro Updated Apr 16, 2010
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    Fabulous page with brilliant photos of this gem of Montenegro. Now I know where the beer was from which I drank last summer in Nis in Serbia. :-)

  • Sep 23, 2009 at 2:28 AM

    The cover photo for Niksic is published in MNE daily newspaper "Vijesti", vijesti.cg.yu/index.php?id=3... Without any notification that this photo is made by you, Irena &Vladimir!!!!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Thank you to show all we have not seen on our very short passage (not really visit!) to Nikšić! The birds fountain is superb! 2009: interesting updates and information.

  • csordila's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2009 at 3:16 PM

    I just check the places where you will spend your holiday. Do not drink too much Niksicko pivo, when you drive!! Laszlo

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    The artwork and statues are so wonderful. I am fascinated by Hotel Onogost. Excellent travel and restaurant tips!

  • Pinat's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2009 at 2:13 AM

    I liked the sculptures and the info on churches. I always wanted to visit Balkans but never had the chance.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    So sad about what happened to Stone City. I really enjoyed your insights, the various sculptures, the Church, and Palace. Good to see so much improvements [except for Stone City destruction] to Niksic. Thanks for such a fascinating page.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    I did like the sculptures and the Stone Town Lots of interest in this page on a place not known to me! Thanks for the virtual tour!

  • Feb 7, 2008 at 7:38 AM

    I am professional photographer, i work in advertising group like phot. But and you photos is excellent and great job in all your pages! Thanks for you comments! Nikos

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2007 at 2:18 AM

    Interesting tips about the sculpture in this city, especially the "Stone Town".

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