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Winter in Montenegro

Winter in Montenegro almost seems like a passing joke because many of our towns enjoy the greatest number of sunny days in Europe!  However, we would like to share one of the rare, if beautiful, occurrences that make Winter in Montenegro so very special – snow!
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As you see here in these pictures, winter in Montenegro isn’t always sunny – on occasion, a cold snap sets in and the residents and winter guests of Montenegro’s many seaside villages, cities and towns are treated to a winter display that would rival the very best of our European cousins to the North.

Winter in Montenegro is generally welcomed in the North of the country, where the winter sports centers in Durmitor and Bjelasica begin to provide tourists and Olympic atheletes alike an enjoyable winter in Montenegro.  However, snow in the South is a rare, breathtaking experience that we have tried to document in these pictures which were taken by our good friend, Boro Milovic.

In the capital city of Podgorica you see how the snow has covered the municipal buildings and a veritable ice-skating rink has formed! Winter in Montenegro would be more enjoyable for ice-skaters if we didn’t have so much sun! However, an occasional winter’s day is much appreciated by the residents of Podgorica, and the school children who are excused from classes.
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Here you can see the moving memorial to Marko Miljanov, the inspired Montenegrin soldier, hero, poet and writer who inspired his countrymen in the 1800s in their struggle for independence.
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Again, another picture of a cobble street near the center of Podgorica where local residents enjoy their winter day under the falling snowflakes.
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Now, here we have a picture of Montenegro’s past capital, Cetinje.  Winter in Montenegro never seemed so lovely than it did in Cetinje on the day this picture was taken, and the snow-topped mountains stretch their white crowns just beyond the city.
Here we can see that winter in Montenegro equals some heavy snow! In Cetinje during just one night about a meter (three feet) of snow fell, as we see in this photo of the city center.
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The Russians weren’t spared the snow bombardment of winter in Montenegro.  Here we see the Russian Embassy in Cetinje.
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Prcanj, full of Montenegrin treasures is seen here from the water and enveloped in Montenegro’s winter snow...
The famous Bay of Kotor, where winter in Montenegro reigns supreme in both ethereal beauty and languid tranquility.
Image Here you see Verige, also a wonderful town perched on the shores of the Bay of Kotor.  In Verige, the Montenegrin government has planned a scenic bridge to cross the Bay of Kotor, allowing better access to some of the bay’s most striking sightsImage
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In this photo (below), winter in Montenegro has taken it’s hold on Mt. Rumija, which soars with snowy grace above the towns of Bar and Dobre Vode.
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In retrospect, with the snowy elegance of winter in Montenegro the country is wrapped in a mysterious shroud of white snow that adds allure to the history and romance of it’s many attractions.  And besides, we can’t complain because in Montenegro tomorrow is always a sunny day!