Jezerski Vrh: a Road Through History

Jezerski Vrh is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.660m (5,446ft) above the sea level, located in Lovćen, a national park in southwestern Montenegro.

Jezerski Vrh

On the peak there’s a mausoleum of Petar Petrovic Njegos, a famous Montenegrian ruler and poet from 19th century. It’s said to be the highest mausoleum in the world. Begun in 1951, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of Njegoš, the construction of the mausoleum lasted more than 20 years. The location for his burial place and the mausoleum at the summit of Jezerski vrh was chosen by Njegoš himself as his last wish. The road to reach the summit is asphalted and pretty narrow. This steep old road winding to the peak is one of the great, if vertigo-inducing, Montenegrin drives. The farthest point reachable by car is very small parking beneath the top which can be overcrowded. Next to it is small souvenir shop and a restaurant while above begin the 461 stairs leading through a tunnel to the top of the mausoleum. From the summit you can see half of Montenegro, Adriatic Sea, Skadar lake and mountain peaks in the north of the state.