Montenegro Travel Guide

The museum is located in the former palace of King Nicholas I, the last sovereign of Montenegro, who died in 1921. The modest, suffocating salons of his palace recall the comic-opera atmosphere of The Merry Widow.

A twin-towered Romanesque beauty consecrated in 1166.

Around the Square of Weapons (Trg od Oruzja), there are cafés, discos, and restaurants, even an Irish-themed pub; designer stores sit next to real estate offices, and boutique hotels are being fixed up for the discerning.

Built in 1838, the palace was the residence of the prince-bishop Petar II Petrovic Njego_ and named affectionately after the billiard table he imported from Italy.

Grab a guide and spend a day whitewater rafting on the Tara River. When you enter a peaceful stretch, take the time to look up the soaring sides of Tara Canyon - the deepest in Europe - to a narrow strip of blue sky above. Amble by a solitary monastery or pause to rest on a sandy spit.

Our Lady of the Rocks (Godpa od _krpjela) is a man-made reef of sunken ships on which locals built a votive chapel and a blue-domed church to the Virgin Mary, all of which seems to float magically on the calm waters of the gulf.

The tidy whitewashed enclave with its orchards and beehives and rose-covered cloisters, bears witness to a private peace, despite the many visitors to this active monastery.

Some of Europe's best white-water rafting is at this UNESCO World Heritage site.

The atmosphere at Ostrog, a vertical complex of cave-churches and monasteries carved out of the face of a cliff high above the River Zeta, is intense. Pilgrims comes from all over the world to this spectacular shrine, which has a reputation for miraculous cures.