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Information about the opening of the exhibition "Imagining the Balkans ..."

Exhibition Imaginin the Balkans - Tradition and Memories in the long 19th century

European Heritage Days in Montenegro

The  problem of protection of medieval stecak tombstones










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After the Austro-Hungarian army made a breakthrough Lovcen front and occupied Cetinje in 1916, headquarters of the occupying forces was located in Njegoš`s residence Biljarda. In the south wing of the residence another building on two levels was erected and inside it also a relief map of Montenegro in the proportion of 1: 10,000. Among other things on this map were displayed territories that belonged to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Albania and Serbia .

The relief map was made of concrete mass on bedrock, according to Austrian precision topographic maps and land survey done for the time with the most modern means. To determine the height points on the map were used thin metal sticks (similar to pieces of iron armature), around which the space was filled by hand to match the appearance of the territory. The surface was subsequently painted in detail, so that it contains all the relevant information about the road network of the time, water bodies, forests and urban areas.


Appearance of the building in which the relief map was placed until the beginning of the 80s

To simplify viewing the map above its central part was built a bridge from which was visible every detail.

Alongside the Austro-Hungarian military cartographers in constructing the building participated Montenegrin war prisoners among who was famous sculptor Marko Brežanin.

Old protective structure was removed at the beginning of the 80s and replaced by a metal frame glassed pavilion that can be seen today

Entrance to the courtyard of Biljarda palace were the relief map of Montenegro is located

Relief map of Montenegro was proclaimed a monument of culture in 1948 (decission No 1794/1 of 14.09.1948). In addition to the undoubted military-strategic purposes that had during the war years, this unique facility got during decades the aesthetic and historical value, representing today one of the most important local tourist attractions.

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Vladin dom - National Museum of Montenegro

Historical Museum, Art Museum & Archaeology Museum in Vladin Dom

King Nikola`s Palace

King Nikola`s Museum



Njegoš`s Museum Biljarda


Ethnographic Museum

Ethnographic Museum


Gallery Dado

Montenegrin Gallery of Arts Miodrag Dado Đuric


Chipur church

Court church Cipur


Mausoleum on Lovcen

Njegoš`s Mausoleum on Lovcen


Orlov krs

Mausoleum of Bishop Danilo (Orlov krs)




.Map of Montenegro

Map of Montegro


Birthhouse of Petar II Petrovic Njegos

Njegoš`s birthhouse



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