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Jan 03 2014

Lovćen: A Spectacular Setting for your Wedding Drinks Reception

I wasn’t going to go to Lovćen National Park but more than one local had mentioned it, so I kind of felt compelled to go. Well, I figured that if the locals rave about it, there must be something to it, right?  The other thing that convinced me was the fact that this is where Montenegro got its name – black mountain.

Having had to get a taxi there, I made my way, on foot from the car park, up to the mausoleum of Petar II Petrović-Njegoš.  Njegoš, in case you were wondering, was the Prince-Bishop of Montenegro as well as a philosopher and poet in the 19th Century and is a very important figure in Montenegrin history and literature.

I spent some time walking around the mausoleum, which was still under construction when I was there, but it was this view from a window that really grabbed my attention and, for that reason, is this week’s Foto Friday.

This had the ‘wow factor’ for me.  I walked along the path to this viewpoint to enjoy a fantastic view of the rugged landscape.  It is truly spectacular and this is the perfect vantage point for an uninterrupted view of it.

As I walked around, marveling at the scenery and taking photos, a wedding party arrived complete with wicker baskets full of bottles of bubbly, champagne glasses, and nibbles.  That was the last thing I expected to see, but what a place to have a drinks reception for your wedding!  It might be a bit of a trek, but the wedding photos must be incredible.  So, apart from deciding that if I were to get married one day, it would be in the Lady of the Rocks church in Perast, I would love to have my drinks reception at this viewpoint.  I don’t mind sharing it with travellers and holidaymakers.  The only thing is, it’s best not to drink too much because, as you can see, there are no barriers on either side of the path.

Location

This is where Lovćen National Park is located…

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Getting there is a bit of a pain.  It’s best to hire a car, share a taxi from Cetinje, or go on a tour that takes you there because there is no public transport to the park.

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What do you think of the viewpoint?  Would you like to have a drinks reception with this view on your wedding day?

About the author

Teresa Keane

Teresa has been to almost 60 countries. She started travelling independently at the age of 38 when she gave up her job, rented out her house, put her possessions in storage and spent a year travelling the world. It changed her life. She now creates, publishes, & promotes online travel content and is an experienced freelance trainer & EFL teacher.

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