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The Monastery of Saint Peter (Sveti Petar Cetinjski)

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Address: Dvorski trg | Cipur Ruins, Cetinje, Cetinje Municipality 81250, Montenegro
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Pretty Monastery

This monastery in the city is quite small but picturesque. On site there are toilets and a gift shop which sells bottles of brandy made by the monks as well as other souvenirs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

This monastery in the city is quite small but picturesque. On site there are toilets and a gift shop which sells bottles of brandy made by the monks as well as other souvenirs. You can also buy candles to light for a loved one. We went inside the monastery and it was very pretty and peaceful, we didn't stay too... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The architecture is grand. The church is small. The interiors are beautiful. Smells of beeswax which is always a delight.

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Linkoping, Sweden
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We visited this Monastery a late afternoon. In a small chapel, we met an orthodox priest, who questioned about our religion at once. We answered honestly. He became angry at once. Through a young boy, who could speak English, he explained how crazy we are. As long we are not orthodox believers, we are not welcome to visit this Monastery,... More 

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Yavne, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Monastery is quite imposing from the outside. When one gets inside, there is a que to see the relics. I am not a religious person so it did not mean much to me, for others, waiting in long lines it probably did. Most annoying: they did not allow photos at all even outside the sanctuary. At least they don't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

If you are in Cetinje then it's a must see. The Monastery is pretty important in terms of Montenegrin religious and historical cultural value and although access is just to a small chapel, it is afterall a functioning Orthodox monastery and free. The beautifully colourful frescoed small chapel itself houses the supposed right hand of John the Baptist, the bones... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Unless you make advanced reservations to be vetted for security reasons, only the small chapel (which is fantastic) and the smaller baptismal area that has wall and ceiling murals (which are wonderful) are open to tourists.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

It was an excellent experience hope to return again Worth to visit If you are Christians you must value highly this holly place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I are Orthodox Christians, and we never hoper to be able to pray to the Holy Relics of John the Baptist (right hand), a piece of the Holy Cross and the local saint, St. Peter of Cetinje. We were here, the relics were closed in a small coffin, but i asked about it, and in 5 minutes... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a functioning monastery. Very little is open to the public. On the other hand, it is free. Scarves are provided for scantily clad.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This relaxing place has the remains of St John the Baptist's hand and a piece of Jesus Christ's cross. There is a little souvenir shop.They loan you free sarong/shawls to cover knees and shoulders.

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