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  • Monastery of Saint Peter - Cetinje

The Monastery of Cetinje is called the Monastery od Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski) and was built in 1701 by Vladika Danilo Petrovic, who happened to be the founder of the Petrovic dynasty. It was destroyed 4 times and 4 times it was rebuilt.

The monastery aòsp doubles as a family mausoleum for the Petrovic dynasty: you can find the graves of Prince Danilo Petrovic, of the Grand Duke Mirko Petrovic and of the Bishop Sava Petrovic.

Inside the monastery there are many treasures to see, including a large collection of sacred books: even the Bishop-Prince and poet Petar Petrovic Njegos operated a printing press from here. It is not surprising, therefore, that this monastery served as the country's cultural centre.

Address: cetinje
Directions: Behind the Bijarda

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  • Updated Oct 5, 2006
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