Ilham Aliyev visited King Nikola`s Museum in the city of Cetinje

13 march 2013, 11:00

During his official visit to Montenegro, President Ilham Aliyev visited King Nikola’s Palace in the city of Cetinje. The head of state visited the museum set up at the palace.

President of Montenegro Filip Vujanovic first gave President Ilham Aliyev information about the infrastructure projects and work carried out in the city of Cetinje in recent years. It was stated that the city of Cetinje, which was founded in the 13th century, is considered to be Montenegro’s ancient capital. There are numerous museums and palaces in Cetinje, which has an interesting and rich history. Buildings in the city stand out for their original architecture.

President Ilham Aliyev, who familiarized himself with King Nikola’s Palace, was informed that the palace was built at the time of King Nikola in 1863 and draws attention with its original architectural style. The palace, which operates as a museum now, was renovated in recent years, and the historical appearance of the building was restored.

The head of state, who familiarized himself with the museum, was informed that it has valuable exhibits that reflect important stages of Montenegro’s history. The museum also has a collection of ancient weapons. Apart from that, valuable works created by numerous painters at different times are exhibited at King Nikola’s Palace. Among the valuable exhibits of the museum are ancient money, flags and military uniforms used in the past and present. Of course, things belonging to the royal family are also of great interest. These exhibits and things, which represent the national heritage of Montenegro, first of all testify to the rich history of this country. Therefore, the diversity of the exhibits collected here is also of great interests to tourists visiting the country.

In conclusion, President Ilham Aliyev wrote his cordial words in the book of guests of honour.