Durmitor National Park
There are five national parks in Montenegro and Durmitor - situated in the northwest of the country - is the largest of them. It was declared a national park in 1952 and has been on UNESCO's World Natural and Cultural Heritage List since 1980. The highest mountain peaks at 2,525 metres and bears the name Bobotov. In total, there are around 50 mountains that exceed the 2,000-metre mark. Very impressive is also the deepest canyon in Europe which is formed by the Tara River. The canyon is 82 kilometres long and up to 1,300 metres deep.
Biogradska Gora National Park
The Biograsdka Gora was established in 1952 and is located in the north-east of the country between the Tara and Lim rivers. It covers an area of 5,650 hectares and is home to one of the last three primeval forests in Europe. The most famous glacial lake in the national park is Lake Biogradsko which lies at an altitude of 1,094 metres. It is a popular excursion destination for tourists and locals alike.
Prokletije National Park
Prokletije National Park is the youngest national park in Montenegro - it was only established as such in 2009. It is located in the border area of Albania and Kosovo which is considered a cursed region by many locals. The landscape is very pristine and wild and thus difficult to access. Due to its untouched nature, many animal and plant species thrive here.
Lovćen National Park
Montenegro translates to "black mountain“ and refers to the Lovćen National Park with its dark forests. The park is located in the Dinara Alps region. It offers many great hiking opportunities and is well developed. A visitor magnet on the mountain Lovćen is the mausoleum of the Montenegrin ruler and poet Petar II Petrovic Njegos. The construction started after his death in 1951 and the place only opened to the public in 1974. For the Montenegrins, this mountain is a significant symbol of their culture.
Lake Skadar National Park
This national park shares its name with the largest lake in the Balkans, Lake Skadar. The lake stretches across the countries of Montenegro and Albania. The national park has a very diverse vegetation and landscape, and you get to see everything from mountains and picturesque fishing villages to islets and old fortresses. Lake Skadar, for example, is home to 270 species of birds and 50 species of fish.
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