Founded in the 15th century as the capital of what later became Montenegro, Cetinja became the home of the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan as well. Its earliest monastery was destroyed by the Turks in 1692, and today’s “New Cetinja Monastery” was begun in 1701. Montenegrin education and culture were nurtured here. Admire the 19th century royal residence, Biljarda, or Billiard House, built in the style of a medieval castle.
PUBLISHED: July 8, 2013