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Skadarsko jezero
Cultural heritage
Historical heritage

Numerous cultural and historical monuments: archeologic sites, monastery complexes and fortifications scattered in a wide range in Skadar lake basin testify that this area was an important cultural centre in the XIV and the XV century.

The lake is full of islands and peninsulas with traces of turbulent history and valuable cultural heritage: Žabljak (XV century) the capital of former Zeta, Lesendro - a fortress on the rock in the middle of the lake, fortress Grmozur.

A small town Rijeka Crnojevića, situated on the bank of the lake is full of natural beauties and historical legacy. In its vicinity are the remainings of the old town of Obod where the printing shop was, in which in 1494. they printed the first book in this part of Europe.

The oldest monastery with the church devoted to The Assumption was built on Starčevo between 1376 and 1378. The establishment of the monastery was related to an old man called Makarije, who was believed to be ascetic who lived on the island, and after whom the island got the name Starčeva Gorica.

  • Day 1

    Petar II Petrović Njegos built a fortress on the island close to Vranjina in 1843.

  • Day 2
    Žabljak Crnojevića

    According to the legend the fortress was built by Vojislavljević family in the XI century.

  • Day 3

    Directly above the town of Virpazar is the fortress Besac built by Ottomans in 1478.

  • Grmožur

    The island, the fortress and former prison after the liberation from Ottomans.

  • Day 3

    The fortification on the hill above Rijeka Crnojevica, the old capital of Zeta.

  • Day 1

    The wife of Djuradj Balšić and the daughter of prince Lazar, Jelena built the church in 1439.

  • Day 2

    The memorial of Crnojević dynasty was built on the branch of Odrinska forest in the XV c.

  • Day 3

    In 1233, at the time of Nemanjić dynasty, the monastery of St Nicolas was built on Vranjina island.

  • Grmožur
    Starčeva Gorica

    The oldest monastery on the island was mentioned in the documents before 1378.

  • Day 3

    Balsa III Djurdjević built the memorial on Moracnik island between 1403 and 1417.