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.
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.
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