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Whether one is on Skadar Lake, in Herceg Novi or in the mountains to the north. The massive peaks of Lovcen are visible from everywhere. The 6220 hectare area has a special status among the national parks in Montenegro. Here is not nature that matters the most; here it is the cultural heritage. On top of the 1657 meter high peak of Jezerski Vrh stands the mausoleum of Petar II Petrovic Njegos (1813-1851), the most famous sovereign and poet of Montenegro. On his deathbed he had already ruled that he should be buried on this mountain.

For the visitor of Lovcen, it is not only the mausoleum and the flora and fauna that are of interest. The view of the landscape that was formed by glaciers and karst also tells a lot about the meager lifestyle in these mountains.