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Museum of King Nikola

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Address: Dvorski Trg | Royal Palace of King Nikola, Cetinje, Cetinje Municipality 81250, Montenegro
Phone Number:
086 23 05 55
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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USD 571.35*
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Cetinje: Private Tour of The Old Capital of Montenegro
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Nice museum in an ugly building

The building is ugly. it is the ancient palace of the Crnojevic family. Everything inside is original. it is very well preserved: furniture, lighting, carpets, glassware... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
Bromont, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The palace is not huge but we'll worth a visit to see the elegant interior. Along with the plaques on the outside of other buildings around town this helps you to start to understand the history of Montenegro. At €5 it was inexpensive or you can get a ticket which combines the other 5 sites.

Thank M_c_morri
Vukovar, Croatia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Very beautiful small museum which gives you the historiji of brave Montenegrians, especially about King Nikola and his family. The best part of the visit was the young lady who gave us such beautiful and extensive story and answered to all our questions. I think that anyone WHO come to visit Montenegrians coast or Dubrovnik should go to Cetinje and... More 

Thank Gordana B
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

A fraction of what was left from the original "castle". Well upkeep. No photos or video. The guide did a great job about King Nichola's family.

Thank Bill L
Bromont, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The building is ugly. it is the ancient palace of the Crnojevic family. Everything inside is original. it is very well preserved: furniture, lighting, carpets, glassware, crockery, etc... You need a guide who will explain the life of the family. It is facinating to learn how the family lived in those time. However, once the visit is completed, the city... More 

Thank B265
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Maybe most beautiful and most interesting place in Cetinje! Great story about glory and very rich serbian history! I would highly suggest visiting this site!

Thank Jon S
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Very enjoyable visit to Cetinje and the old royal palace. Loads of other interesting buildings in the city. King Nikola ruled for 58 years until his death in 1918. He was the last King. Montenegro was often attacked. The Ottoman Empire raided the country during his reign and then Napoleon had a go. This lead to the Montenegrins building their... More 

1 Thank sidjen2015
Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a bit of a hidden gem, the opulent interiors are well worth the entrance fee. The staff were also incredibly helpful, they ordered us a taxi and gave us a free tour whilst we waited, They then took us outside to where the taxi was waiting! 5 star service.

Thank SvenShaw
Yavne, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Quite fascinating museum of the old royal palace of King Nikola. The rooms are richly decorated, the whole palace very well maintained, the tour gives you a glimpse of how the royalty lived a century ago.

1 Thank Arie F
Amiens, France
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

If we have to compare this palace to the palaces of Madrid, Istanbul, London or Paris, as we can compare the size of their countries, we have to say that this one will win among them :)

Thank VihrenMitev
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The whole small city of Cetinje is a beautiful place hidden deep inside the mountains of Montenegro. It used to be their old capital and King Nikola seems to have played a major role in the history of this country. This Museum used to be his residence and visiting it brings you back to his days. The nearby buildings are... More 

Thank F S

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