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 styleNeoclassicism
Town or cityCetinje
Construction started1863
Design and construction
ArchitectDragislav 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 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 dominant villa with small summer-house, which served as 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