What is Montenegro Famous/Known For?
Montenegro is one of the countries located along the Adriatic Sea. It is also located close to the Balkan Mountain and has beaches, beautiful old villages, and glacial lakes. In 2006, Montenegro broke off from Serbia to gain her Independence. It might be one of the smallest countries in Europe but it has so much to offer. Here are ten facts you should know about Montenegro. The name Montenegro means ‘Black Mountain’ in English. It was given this name because of the dark forest that surrounds the landmass. The name was used by the Venetians of the Middle- Ages. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The coastal region of Budva is a tourist mecca for visitors. It is the most visited area in Montenegro. This historic town has picturesque beaches and a breathtaking Riviera which serves as a resting area for gigantic yachts. The Budva Museum is also one of the most visited museums in Montenegro. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Tara Canyon built across the Tara River is one of the deepest and largest canyons in the world. The bridge which runs through the canyon is about 150m high and it is one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
UNESCO World Heritage site
The town of Kotor located in Montenegro was certified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Kotor has so many rabbit burrows and medieval structures which range from some crumbling church buildings and Venetian styled building which are inhabited by the overclass of the coastline. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Montenegro is home to a mausoleum erected by former ruler of Montenegro, Petar II Petrovic-Njegos located on the Dinara Alps. Dinara Alps is the second highest area in Montenegro. This mausoleum has about 461 steps and an Eagle structure which bears the remains of the ruler. The view from the height is insane. If you love adventure, go for it. The village around the mausoleum is known but the best cheese. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Home to the highest mountain
The highest mountain along the coast of the Adriatic sea is located in Montenegro. Mount Orjen located in the Dinara Alps is a mecca for skiers during winter months and for hikers during summertime. Hire a guide to help you discover the hidden beauty of this mountain. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
In 1992, Montenegro was declared an Ecological country. The first of its kind – Montenegro is known for its environmentally safe and health conscious acts, especially when it comes to preservation of nature. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Oldest Olive tree
Mitrovica village in Montenegro is home to the oldest Olive tree in the world. It is has been standing or more than 2000 years. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Longest sand beach
Velika plaza located in the Ulcinj province of Montenegro is one of the longest sandy beaches in the world, it measures about 12.5km. If you do not feel like dipping in its waters, you could ride on horseback, play volleyball or soccer. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The Cathedral of St. Tripuna in Kotor is one of the oldest Cathedrals in the world. It is almost 7 decades older than the Cathedral of Notre Dame located in Paris.