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Inside the Palace of King Nikola | Cetinje, MontenegroSaturday, September 10, 2011 · Region Central region · Comments
At first, it was a simple building with rectangular base. It had the attic with two-tracked flight of stairs and the balcony beyond it. Adding two wings in 1871 enlarged the court and it was given its final neoclassicist look in 1910, on the fiftieth anniversary of the reign of Prince Nikola when Montenegro was proclaimed kingdom.
Interior of this court is adjusted both to residential and family life and is characterized by luxury and designed in Biedermeier and Art Nouveau style. The ceremonial entrance hall is also exposed to the Montenegrin crown jewels, which are the most popular exhibition of the National museum.
The Royal Garden was built in 1870 as a pine alley. Gardens were refurbished in 1971. There are many flower beds with crocuses, geraniums, tulips and rose and jasmine bushes. In the back of garden there is cedar grove with domimant villa with small summer-house, which served for some international visitors.