Lovćen National Park
The national park encompasses the central and the highest part of the mountain massif and covers an area of 62.20 km2 (24.02 sq mi). It was proclaimed a national park in 1952. Besides Lovćen's natural features, the significant historical, cultural and architectural heritage of the area are protected by the national park.
The area has numerous elements of national construction. The old houses and village guvna are authentic as well as the cottages in katuns, summer settlements of cattlebreeders.
A particular architectural relic worth mentioning is the road, winding uphill from Kotor to the village of Njeguši, the birthplace of Montenegro's royal family, the House of Petrović.
A very accessible national park as it is located just a one hour drive from the capital Podgorica. The easiest way to reach the park is by driving in a car. You can find places offering day trips which is also a good option.
When to visit
The most popular time to visit the national park is during summer.
Map of Lovćen National Park
Image gallery of Lovćen National Park
Sights in Lovćen National Park
Some national parks contain more than just natural wonders. This list shows you some of the sights that are located in the national park. This includes museums, cathedrals, bridges, dams and much more.
Wildlife in Lovćen National Park
These sections shows you some of the characteristic wildlife to the national park.
Mushroom hunting in Lovćen National Park
There are pretty good options in general to forage in the national park. The price for a permit is around 5 EUR and this will grant you access to forage in the park. Be sure to get the permission before foraging. The mushroom season starts during summer and lasts to autumn.
Camping rules in Lovćen National Park
Wild camping is generally prohibited in Montenegro. However, the people are welcoming and you might get an opportunity to wild camp despite the fact that it is not generally allowed. Be sure to check with local authorities and any land owner before deciding to camp.
Bears in Lovćen National Park
Few bears in the park
This national park has bears and you need to take the necessary precautions. It is however unlikely that you will come across a bear.