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Pictures from Montenegro (North): Hrid Lake, Biogradska Gora national Park, and Piva monastery.

Hrid Lake, Northern Montenegro
Hrid Lake, Northern Montenegro.                                                                                                                                               ©

Hrid Lake, known also as “Lucky Lake”, is one of the lakes located in north-eastern Montenegro in the area of the Plav municipality. It is a less known natural beauty of the region. Plav Lake, another lake in this area, is better known.

Biogradska Gora national Park, Montenegro
Biogradska Gora national Park, Montenegro.                                                                                  ©

Biogradska Gora national Park is situated in the north-eastern part of Montenegro, between the Tara and Lim rivers in the central part of the Bjelasica mountain massif. The most important natural feature of the Park is its primeval forest which is one of the last three primeval forests in Europe. Some of the trees are over five hundred years old. 


It has been given the highest status of protected reserve. In fact, it has been a protected area since 1878 when it became the so-called Reserve of King Nikola. It contains Biograd Lake and 6 other glacial lakes as well as a great diversity of flora and fauna. From Mt Bjelasica, there is a spectacular view over the whole National Park. 

Piva monastery, Northern Montenegro
Piva monastery, Northern Montenegro.                                                                                              ©

The Piva monastery was located near the source of the Piva river in northern Montenegro. It was built in the 16th century. It was moved stone by stone in 1975 when the Piva River was dammed to generate hydrological power. It is now located a few km away from Pluzine. The Piva monastery is one of the most important Orthodox monasteries in Montenegro.



national parks of montenegro (durmitor, biogradska gora, lake skadar, and lovcen)
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Pictures from Montenegro (North): Hrid Lake, Biogradska Gora national Park, and Piva monastery, images from and travel guide to Montenegro.