Cathedral Church of Saint Nikola- The most important information
The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas is located in the Ulcinj town called Meterizi and is surrounded by hundred-year-old olive trees. There are records that the church was built in 1890, however, it was discovered that there was an Orthodox monastery dedicated to Saint Arhangela Mihaila in the 15th century. The Cathedral Church of St. Nikola is an important stronghold of Christianity in this coastal part of Montenegro and its interior preserves valuable frescoes.
History of the Cathedral Church of Saint Nikola
The Cathedral Church of Saint Nikola in Ulcinj has a long history. As a building, it was built in 1890, however, there was an Orthodox monastery from the 15th century in that place. After the monastery, around 1670, a mosque was built, after the Kandy War, near the northern entrance to the Old Town. When the Montenegrins occupied Ulcinj in 1880, on the site of a deserted and collapsed mosque, they built this church in honor of the fallen heroes in 1878 during the liberation of Ulcinj.
How to get to the Cathedral Church of Saint Nikola?
You can reach the Cathedral Church of Saint Nikola:
- By car - If you have decided to travel by car, the drive will not be long and will take only 5 minutes. From the roundabout in Ulcinj, if you are coming from the direction of Bar, turn off at the first exit onto Street Rr. Hafiz Ali Ulqinak. Then turn into the third street on the right and Draska Vujanovica Street leads you to the church that will be in front of you.
- By foot - If you decide to walk, you will need about 10 minutes of easy walking. Follow the described route or go down to the Old Town, where you will find the Cathedral Church of St. Nikola on your left.
Be appropriately dressed when visiting the church. Entry is not permitted in tank tops, Bermuda shorts, slippers, shorts or short skirts.