King Nikola's Palace

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King Nikola's Palace
Cetinje palace.jpg
King Nikola's Palace, former royal palace of Montenegro
General information
Architectural style Neoclassicism
Town or city Cetinje
Country Montenegro
Construction started 1863
Completed 1867
Design and construction
Architect Dragislav Jakotić

King Nikola's Palace is located in Cetinje, Montenegro, and for more than 50 years served as the seat of the Montenegrin Royal family. In 1926 it became a museum, from 1980 it was one of the departments of National Museum of Montenegro.

The small palace was built from 1863 to 1867 in a simple style typical of Cetinje houses with certain elements of neoclassicism. The interiors were designed in style of Historicism (art) and Art Nouveau.

In the entrance hall are exposed the Montenegrin crown jewels, which are the most popular exhibition of the National museum.

The Royal Garden was built in 1870 as a pine alley. Gardens were refurbished in 1971. There are many flower beds with crocuses, geraniums, tulips and rose and jasmine bushes.

In the back of garden there is cedar grove with domimant villa with small summer-house, which served fas a guest house for foreign visitors.

Royal garden, view to Cetinje monastery

Coordinates: 42°23′15″N 18°55′28″E / 42.38750°N 18.92444°E / 42.38750; 18.92444