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The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski)

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Address: Dvorski trg | Cipur Ruins, Cetinje, Cetinje Municipality 81250, Montenegro
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Most interesting site in Cetinje

If you are in Cetinje then it's a must see. The Monastery is pretty important in terms of Montenegrin religious and historical cultural value and although access is just to a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 September 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture is grand. The church is small. The interiors are beautiful. Smells of beeswax which is always a delight.

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Linkoping, Sweden
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this Monastery a late afternoon. In a small chapel, we met an orthodox priest, who questioned about our religion at once. We answered honestly. He became angry at once. Through a young boy, who could speak English, he explained how crazy we are. As long we are not orthodox believers, we are not welcome to visit this Monastery,... More 

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Yavne, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Monastery is quite imposing from the outside. When one gets inside, there is a que to see the relics. I am not a religious person so it did not mean much to me, for others, waiting in long lines it probably did. Most annoying: they did not allow photos at all even outside the sanctuary. At least they don't... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

If you are in Cetinje then it's a must see. The Monastery is pretty important in terms of Montenegrin religious and historical cultural value and although access is just to a small chapel, it is afterall a functioning Orthodox monastery and free. The beautifully colourful frescoed small chapel itself houses the supposed right hand of John the Baptist, the bones... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Unless you make advanced reservations to be vetted for security reasons, only the small chapel (which is fantastic) and the smaller baptismal area that has wall and ceiling murals (which are wonderful) are open to tourists.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

It was an excellent experience hope to return again Worth to visit If you are Christians you must value highly this holly place

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I are Orthodox Christians, and we never hoper to be able to pray to the Holy Relics of John the Baptist (right hand), a piece of the Holy Cross and the local saint, St. Peter of Cetinje. We were here, the relics were closed in a small coffin, but i asked about it, and in 5 minutes... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a functioning monastery. Very little is open to the public. On the other hand, it is free. Scarves are provided for scantily clad.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This relaxing place has the remains of St John the Baptist's hand and a piece of Jesus Christ's cross. There is a little souvenir shop.They loan you free sarong/shawls to cover knees and shoulders.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Free to get in, nice and welcoming people. Beautiful from the outside and inside, there are three beautiful rooms and a little shop where you can buy a few things/souvenirs and candles. However, our guide told us it was AMAZING and that we had to go... it was nice but not amazing.

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