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Autumn in Cetinje

Trip to Cetinje: the main Orthodox monastery of Montenegro and other sights of the first capital

The tourist popularity of Montenegro is increasing every year. But not only the crystal clear sea, magnificent beaches and perfectly preserved ancient architecture attract numerous travelers here. Tens of thousands of pilgrims come to the country all year round to touch the relics of Orthodox saints and pray in one of the huge many temples, monasteries and churches located here.The real center of Orthodoxy is the ancient capital of Montenegro - Cetinje. In this beautiful city there is one of the main symbols of the Christian faith - the Cetinje Monastery. Its walls contain relics and relics that have come here in various ways from all over the world for centuries. Today, the main diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church is located in the monastery.

The centuries-old history of the Montenegrin people is depicted in numerous palaces, museums and other sights of Cetinje. Here in 1482, Prince Ivan Tsrnoevich, fleeing the Turks, founded a new principality, and 2 years later transferred the metropolis here from the territories under the rule of the Ottoman state.The monastery in Cetinje was built in 1484 by order of Prince Ivan Tsrnoyevich, 2 years after the founding of the capital here. The prince invited Bishop Peter of Cetinj for construction, and Chipur Hill was chosen as the place for the construction of the main temple.

The Cetinian monastery is small and easy to perform, its architecture carries the features of the ancient Byzantine style. The walls of the temple were strengthened with towers with loopholes and surrounded by a moat with a palisade, and over the next 200 years the city and its main shrine became a real religious and cultural center of the country.