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Orlov Krs

by Discover Montenegro
The Orlov Krs mausoleum in Cetinje.

At Orlov Krs (Eagles rock), the hill rising and dominating over the southwestern part of the field of Cetinje is the Mausoleum of ruler Danilo, the founder of the Petrovic-Njegos dynasty. The mausoleum was built in 1896 by the idea and the sketch of Princess Elena with a help of the French architect Fruse and the sculptor Voutier.

At the very edge of the plateau, under the baldachin, supported by four pillars, there is a sarcophagus made of stone. On the surface of the sarcophagus there is a shallow relief which shows the symbols of religious and secular authorities of the ruler Danilo, while there’s a bronze profile relief of the ruler in the round medallion on the Eastern part of the sarcophagus.

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