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Njegoš’ Mausoleum in Lovćen National Park, Montenegro

Atop Mount Lovćen is a mausoleum housing the remains of Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, a 19th-century philosopher and poet whose epic poems had a lasting influence on the literature of both Montenegro and Serbia. Njegoš was granted the title of prince-bishop and ruled Montenegro for a time, hoping to unite Serbian people across the Balkans. He’s as venerated for his political and religious leadership as he is for his literature.

Lovćen is a mountain and national park in southwestern Montenegro. Mount Lovćen rises from the borders of the Adriatic basin, closing the long and twisting bays of Boka Kotorska and making the hinterland to the coastal town of Kotor. The mountain has two imposing peaks, Štirovnik and Jezerski vrh.
Elevation: 5,738 feet (1,749 m)