Mausoleum of Njegoš

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National park Lovcen, Cetinje
In 1951, to the century day of Njegoš death, the government of Montenegro decided to erect a mausoleum on Lovcen, instead of the existing chapel. The creation of project was involved a Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. In the development of architectural solutions Mestrovic was helped by an architect Harold Bilinich and a sculptor Andria Krstulovich.

The monumental complex was built in the period from 1970 to 1974 and is located on the apex "Jezierski Vrch" (1657 m). The complex includes: the approach to the tunnel, which consists of 461 steps, a yard in front of the Mausoleum, an observation platform, which offers stunning views on the major part of Montenegro.

The mausoleum consists of an atrium in the center of which there is a well, its weight is 4 tons, porticoes on the left and right sides, two caryatids are carved sculptures of Montenegrins in the national costumes of black marble, their weight is 8 tons and height is 4.50 m. Crypt - Chapel is the most impressive part of the mausoleum. One central niche and six side chapels are made of dark green marble. Ceiling of 9 m height is decorated with a mosaic of 200,000 gold-plated tiles. Granite figure of Njegoš, the weight of which is 28 tons and height - 3.74 m is located in the main part of the central niche. There is also a marble sarcophagus containing the remains of Njegoš in the crypt. Montenegrin coat of arms and cross are carved in relief on the tombstone of Njegoš.
 

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