The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski), Cetinje

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At , an important religious and historical center of Montenegro, you can view the royal regalia of Serbian medieval kings, including the crown of Stefan of Decani. The monastery holds several relics, such as the right hand of John the Baptist, particles of the true cross, the remains of St. Peter of Cetinje, and the royal clothing and accessories of Serbian Emperor Dusan the Mighty. Look for a tablet with the coat of arms of the Crnojevic family, which features a dedication to Ivan Crnojevic, the founder of the 15th-century monastery that was demolished by the Turks. The museum displays the part of vestment of Saint Sava, the founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church, as well as gold and silver chalices and all sorts of old church banners. Take a guided tour for a better understanding of the exhibits and the history of the monastery. Using our international travel planner, Cetinje attractions like The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The Cetinje monastery was the seat of the Bishops of Montenegro since its foundation. Here should lie some important relics: the hand of Saint John the Baptist, Holy Cross fragments, fragments of San Teodoro. The Treasury also has icons, ecclesiastical clothing and furnishings lovely. Unfortunately access to the treasure is reserved for groups accompanied by a monk. We, being only 2 we asked to join a small group about to start a tour. They ask 20 euro and during subsequent visits, no one has deigned to glance or a Word!. The few explanatory cards then they were never in English and so many times it was hard to tell something of the exhibits on display. Venal and rude; This is the impression that we were leaving the monks of this monastery so steeped in history. A real shame. You decide if visit it or help it
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  • August 14, 2017
    This man rudely told my 80-year old father that he was not allowed to take photos. He only took a photo of a plant right before that. We apologised profusely three times and walked off. However, he pu...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    The largest church in Serbia, a powerful Serb Orthodox monastery, built in 1701 and the seat of the Metropolitan of Montenegro. Exactly, the guard at the entrance to watch that they not photograph.
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