Photographer's Note

Cetinje was the capital of Zeta (our day Montenegro) in 1482, when Ivan Crnojević moved his court there from Lake Skadar to escape the Ottoman invasion.

In 1878, the independence of Montenegro was internationally recognized, and the city housed various diplomatic representations. Initially headquarters Principality, Montenegro became a kingdom in 1910.

After World War I, Montenegro was incorporated into the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later Yugoslavia), Cetinje and therefore lost its status as capital. It retains the honorary title of Headquarters to the throne.

In 1946, the Montenegrin capital Podgorica was moved to (then known as Titograd), when it appeared that the site of Cetinje could not assume the planned development of regional capital. The city remains historic and cultural capital of the region.

Cetinje assumes this role as a center of culture for five centuries. It is home to five institutions of the Republic: the National Central Library "Djurdje Crnojevic", the National Museum of Montenegro, Montenegro's archives, the Institute of the Republic for the preservation of cultural heritage, and the Royal National Theater "Zetski dom" . These institutions are an important cultural treasure available to the public.

In December 2005, after years of waiting and promises, the new official residence of the President of the Republic of Montenegro was finally inaugurated in Cetinje.

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  • Copyright: thierry domenget (thierry37) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 108 N: 157] (669)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-08-11
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/2.9
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  • Date Submitted: 2007-12-12 1:03
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