Mausoleum of Njegoš
As wished by Petar II Petrovic Njegoš, at the very high Jezerski vrh (Lake Peak) 1660 m the chapel was built during his lifetime. Prince Danilo fulfilled his behest to rest here, with the most distinguished Montenegrins carrying his remains to the summit, to the kingdom of lightnings. But his peace was not disturbed by lightnings alone. Lake Peak was first targeted by the Turks, and then Austrians, who brought the chapel to ground in 1916. A new one was built in 1925, but more importantly the idea of construction of a more grandiose monument was born in 1924, designed by great sculptor Ivan Meštrović.
Mausoleum was opened in 1974.
Situated at the Jezerski vrh mausoleum officially represents the highest mausoleum in the world. In the lobby there are two stone caryatides: a mother and a daughter, that weigh 7, 5 tones. Inside of the mausoleum Njegoš’s grandiose figure made out of the best and finest stone, weighting 28 tones is situated and above it an eagle with spread wings. For the decoration of the vault 18 kg of gold was spent, which was dispersed, into 27.000 kernels, all over the vault. In the crypt - the eternal resting place, where there is a marble sarcophagus with the remains of the greatest philosopher and poet of Montenegro of the XIX century. On the tombstone it is written “Njegoš 1813. – 1851.”
Backside of mausoleum is nice to walk down the stone path which only has several meters to the stone Montenegrin threshing floor, that is, the place which is built in a circle, with a stone rim for sitting, on which folk parliament, gatherings were organized, on which important decisions were brought, and where folk dances were performed.
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