A new cable car has opened in Montenegro

The long-awaited new cable car from Kotor to Mount Lovcen has finally opened in Montenegro
Aug 29 2023 • by Alexander Shumskiy 4 minutes to read

The medieval town of Kotor that is part of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List, is one of the most popular holiday spots for sailors from all over the world. It is also one of the must-see attractions of the Кotor Bay also known as the Boka.

The architecture of Kotor is a unique mix of several styles: ancient Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman. You can walk in the labyrinths of winding narrow streets, admire the Venetian architecture of ancient palazzi, marvel at the peaceful juxtaposition of Orthodox and Catholic churches, and enjoy local cuisine with Italian flavour in numerous restaurants and cafes. It is definitely worth climbing the massive walls of the 11th century surrounding the Old Town to admire the smooth surface of the Adriatic sparkling in the sun, and later use the new cable car and soar up to the height of 1,348 m to see the beauty of the "southernmost fjord" from above.

The total length of the road is 3,900 m, which will take you just 11 minutes. You will not have to wait even in high season, as 48 cabins with a capacity of 10 passengers each can carry up to 1,200 people per hour. The cost of a return ticket is 23 euro for an adult and 12 euro for a child.

New cable car from Kotor to Mount Lovcen
New cable car from Kotor to Mount Lovcen

Mount Lovcen is home to one of the largest national parks of the country, as well as one of the most famous Montenegrin attractions – the mausoleum of Peter II Petrovich Negos, who ruled Montenegro in the middle of the 19th century. At the height of 1,749 m above the sea level there is an observation deck with a magnificent panoramic view of almost the whole of Montenegro on a clear day.

Representatives of the five-star Regent Porto Montenegro Hotel located in Tivat call the Kotor – Lovcen route nothing less than "one of the most beautiful routes not only in the Bay of Kotor region, but all of the country." Their recommendation to the guests is to go up the mountain by cable car, and then go back along the slopes of Lovchen by car with a stop in the village of Negushi. The thing is that in addition to the landscapes with small wooden or stone houses and cows grazing on green meadows that remind one of Switzerland, the spot is famous for its specialties – Negush cheese and Negush prshut (dried pork ham). The hospitable local hosts will definitely treat you to some homemade wine or rakia, offer a few kinds of cheese and prshut to try and, if necessary, vacuum-pack the products that you like so that you can take them home safely.

The way from Negusha back to Kotor is the historic 25-kilometer serpentine built in 1884. There are several observation decks with panoramic views, which will allow you to take amazing photos of the Bay of Kotor at sunset.

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Alexander Shumskiy
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