High up in the mountains, 30 kilometres west of Podgorica, situated city of Cetenje. Cetinje was a capital city of Montenegro from the 15th century until 1946. It's an important cultural, religious and historical centre for Montenegrins and even though it never had more than a few thousand inhabitants.
In the 19th century the town boomed and many impressive embassy buildings were erected along with palaces. Some national institutes such as the president's palace and the national library are still located here, it's very much a backwater, with the real decisions being made downhill in Podgorica. Nowadays, Cetinje has a calm spa resort feeling to it, with fresh mountain air and people strolling aimlessly all over the place, eating pizza and ice cream or buying tourist tat from the stands on the main square.
Cetinje lives in the past, and there's a multitude of museums to visit grouped around the main square. All are open 09:00-17:00 except on Mondays and admission costs €3-5.
If you would like to visit Cetenje just let us know in advance and we will arrange group or individual tour.