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

3.5
#2 of 9 in Museums in Cetinje
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. See The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski) and all Cetinje has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cetinje trip itinerary planner.
Create an itinerary including The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski)
map
The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
177 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • CETINJE has been the principal residence of the President of the Republic. The wars fought by the Turks in the fifteenth, forced the Lord of the region to move its capital (Zabljak) to Obod in 1475. He built his home as well as a monastery. The town was named based on the Cetina River near Cetinje. The city became a centre of secular life & a spiritual Center. In the XVI & XVII, the city undergoes Venetian & Ottoman attacks. It was not until the end of the 17th century the city resumed its growth under the aegis of the Petrovic dynasty & the 1st prince Bishop Danilo. In 1838, Petar II (and yes!) built his new residence (today museums). Montenegrin independence was recognized by the Congress of Berlin in 1878, & the city became the capital of a European State. Buildings were erected to accommodate the foreign consulates (France, Russia, United Kingdom, Italy...) Nicolas 1st (King from 1910 to 1918) began to urbanize the city & in 1910, Montenegro was proclaimed Kingdom, Cetinje is the smallest capital city in Europe. Between the two world wars saw the transfer of the capital to Pogdorica & Cetinje lost its aura. The main visits to do are the monastery & museums. As noted by Christian B. A Cerberus of high stature (in this case an Orthodox priest) is planted at the entrance to the monastery & did the sort of visitors! (Photos taken in October 2014)
    View original
  • It was built in the 18th century and subsequently restored in 1927. Built entirely with stone color clear and slate roofs. Extensive facilities for a small chapel of prayer. To access the interior should pay input. It is not expensive. Women must be covered head and men can not enter with shorts. Right hand of San Juan Bautista and the remains of the Saint Pedro I Petrovic is preserved in its interior. The book of the eight voices, printed in 1494 is also preserved. Multitude of Crowns, votive crosses, books, costumes, icons, etc., of the Orthodox religion.
    View original
  • Of Christ on the cross as crucifixion hung wood part of the cross is that everyone knows will be enshrined in this monastery. I'd seen good timing would go hours could not see all the time and is enshrined in the big box, many worship followers.
    View original
Places to stay near The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski)

Plan your trip to Cetinje

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski) by other users

15 days in Montenegro BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Podgorica BY A USER FROM MONTENEGRO July, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Montenegro BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 25 days in Montenegro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Montenegro BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Montenegro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Montenegro BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Montenegro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Montenegro BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 59 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Montenegro BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans