What to do and see in Niksic, Montenegro: The Best Places and Tips

January 18, 2018 Diedre Savory

Nikšić (Montenegrin Cyrillic: Никшић, pronounced [nîkʃit͡ɕ]) is the second largest city of Montenegro, with a total population of 57,278, located in the west of the country, in the centre of the spacious Nikšić field at the foot of Trebjesa Hill. It is the center of Nikšić Municipality (Population of 75,282), which is the largest municipality by area and second most inhabited after Podgorica. It is an important industrial, cultural, and educational center.
Restaurants in Niksic

1. Ostrog Monastery

Niksic, Niksic Municipality, Montenegro
Excellent
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8%
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4.5 based on 588 reviews

Ostrog Monastery

Reviewed By RodMcLeod - San Francisco, California

This is a still working monastery perched 900 meters or so above the Zeta Valley. It is the most important religious site for Orthodox Christians in Montenegro. It is quite impressive, though not as spectacular as other mountain top monasteries, for example, in Greece.

2. Slano Lake

Niksic Plain, Niksic, Niksic Municipality, Montenegro
Excellent
46%
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54%
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Slano Lake

Located in the western part of the Niksic Field, this Lake has a specific beauty of complex karst hydrography. It is characterised by a large number of Islands and peninsulas, as well as wild and intact nature. The Lake is rich in fish, and attracts a large number of fishermen.

Reviewed By Himanshu86 - New Delhi, India

Beautiful and serene lake. Easy to get there. Was wonderful to stroll around the place. Highly recommended for a short visit.

3. Krupac Lake

5.5km west of Niksic Centre, Niksic, Niksic Municipality, Montenegro
Excellent
44%
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Krupac Lake

The artificial lake Krupac is popular among the citizens of Niksic, as well as many tourists, especially during the summer months, which is why many call it the "Niksic Sea". It is located 5.5km west of Niksic and it is the greatest swimming area in the country's interior. It is 2.5km long, 2.8km wide, and two Islands rest on it - Little and Big Zakrnjak.

Reviewed By Dave B - Derby, England, United Kingdom

Head towards kocani to get to the side of the dam with steps leading to the lake. Water is crystal clear and after an initial shock not too cold. Also a beach at the end with a restaurant. Felt very much a locals hideaway from the crowds. Well worth a trip.

4. St. Basil of Ostrog Orthodox Cathedral

Trg Saka Petrovica, Niksic, Niksic Municipality, Montenegro
Excellent
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30%
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

St. Basil of Ostrog Orthodox Cathedral

The beautiful Orthodox Cathedral, near the King Nikola Palace, is located at Petrova Glavica. It is dedicated to the fallen Montenegrin and Herzegovinian warriors in the liberation wars against the Ottomans, and their names can be seen on memorial plaques in the interior, which was not painted with icons.

Reviewed By Himanshu86 - New Delhi, India

Wonderful place and highly recommended. Has something for everyone be it for those seeking beautiful architecture, piece of history or divinity.

5. Manitovac Park

Niksic - Trebinje Highway | banks of the river Zeta, Niksic, Niksic Municipality, Montenegro
Excellent
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Manitovac Park

This oasis of peace, as they call it, will enchant you with its vast green areas stretching over 15.000 m2 creating a view over a beautiful 25m long stone bridge. A mini zoo and restaurants attract families with children, but also individuals, youth and all those looking to escape the noise of the city.

Reviewed By zarkoglusica - Niksic, Montenegro

Very nice place for children and parents. River, playground, beautiful nature, animals, safe for children, etc.

6. Bedem Fortress

Stojana Kovacevica | Stara Varos, Niksic, Niksic Municipality, Montenegro
Excellent
16%
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3.5 based on 12 reviews

Bedem Fortress

The Niksic Fortress was erected on the foundation of a Romanic-gothic Cathedral. When the Ottomans invaded and conquered the city, they captured the existing Citadel, finished its construction and used it as the symbol of their power.

Reviewed By Danny S - Ramat Gan, Israel

It took us some driving around to find the entrance and parking to this fortress (no signs)- it seemed deserted (maybe because it was October?), so we just had a look and drove to our next stop.

7. Emperor's Bridge

Bulevar 13 jul, Niksic, Niksic Municipality, Montenegro
Excellent
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Emperor's Bridge

The old road from Podgorica to Niksic leads to the Emperor's Bridge, which rises above the river Zeta, attracting attention with its 269m long figure with 18 archs.

Reviewed By Tatiana S

Must see. Really exiting. Not on the msin tourist path so not many tourists and no crowd. Good for taking photos.

8. Crvena Stijena Archaeological Site

Near Petrovici village, Niksic, Niksic Municipality, Montenegro
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Crvena Stijena Archaeological Site

The archaeological location Crvena Stijena is situated near the village Petrovici, 30km away from Niksic. This location, with 31 different separate cultural layers, is the deepest one in Europe. It is believed that life in the Crvena Stijena area began over 100000 years ago.

Reviewed By Лилия М - Vladivostok, Russia

Памятник эпохи палеолита, но люди жили здесь вплоть до бронзового века. Много отлично сохранившихся артефактов, поэтому пещера является местом научных исследований и паломничества ученых. Надеюсь, что она закрыта для посещения туристов, да и ехать туда уж очень далеко: на границу с Боснией и Герцеговиной. Как можно понять из вышеизложенного, мы там не были, но артефакты из раскопок пещеры хранятся в городском музее Никшича во дворце короля Николы.

9. Communist Partizan Monument

Niksic, Niksic Municipality 81400, Montenegro
Excellent
28%
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4 based on 7 reviews

Communist Partizan Monument

Reviewed By Blodenwedd - Prague, Czech Republic

Monuments like this are unique as they both present some special events and people and are interesting as peace of art themselves. This one is located next to the cemetary, but also near you find nice walks in the nature. If you go through Niksis, you should stop by and see this unusual place.

10. Church of St. Peter and Paul

Trg Saka Petrovica, Niksic, Niksic Municipality, Montenegro
Excellent
11%
Good
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Satisfactory
56%
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3.5 based on 9 reviews

Church of St. Peter and Paul

One of the most important preserved monuments of medieval Onogost, this church is specific for its 16th century frescos of extraordinary artistic quality.

Reviewed By Himanshu86 - New Delhi, India

A calm, beautiful and serene place. Quite conveniently located as well. Excellent architecture and well maintained.

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