Lovcen - National Park with amazing history and nature

Jan. 22, 2022 | Montenegro

50 km from Budva is the amazing place Lovcen - national park, mountains and mausoleum on the top of 1650 m. People fall in love with this place and want to return again. Picturesque panoramic views, a variety of birds and plants.

We leave the car in the parking lot, walk up the stairs, in front of the tunnel, and behind him a ticket office (entrance fee). However, to get here will have to take a ride on a narrow serpentine. On one side of the mountain, on the other side of the cliff - the road promises to be fun.

What you can see

The first thing you should do is to climb Yezersky Peak. There is a mausoleum to the ruler of Montenegro - Peter Negoshi. The locals have nicknamed this place holy Olympus. To get to the top, you have to overcome 461 steps and a tunnel. There is a breathtaking view of the mountains, hills and villages. It is especially beautiful when the clouds come down and cover the peaks with their white caps.

People of Montenegro claim that in clear weather from Mount Lovcen you can see 70 percent of the country and the Italian coast. Two climates are united here: mountain and sea. This affects the local nature and wildlife, and the air is considered curative.

After visiting the hall and admiring the natural beauty, we must go down to the village of Negushi. Many old buildings, authentic shepherd's huts, the house-museum of Negos and the church will show you the historical part of the national park.

For tourists are staged inflammatory national dances and performances. This place keeps old traditions and folk folklore.

On the territory of Lovcen there is another interesting place - the amusement park. There are rope courses with obstacles for adults and children, you can ride through the woods on a bicycle or ATV, play paintball and shoot with an arrow.

When is the best time to visit Lovcen

Winter is a great time for skiing and snowboarding, and children will love sledding and fun in the snow. Spring and summer are good for picnics, hiking and peak climbing. Also, there are plenty of activities for all tastes and ages. Autumn is perfect for picking ceps and butter mushrooms.

Lovcen National Park is fascinating at any time of year, just take a good mood and a camera with you.

Tips

  • Shoes must be comfortable, you will have to walk a lot;
  • Take a jacket with you, it is quite chilly at the top of the mountain;
  • Instead of souvenirs and magnets, try and take with you local delicacies: prsut (dried pork leg), cheese from Nagusha, rakija (grape vodka), mead and mountain honey.

Alla Bregova