Durmitor Nacionalni park

Nacionalni park Durmitor, Zabljak

Durmitor National Park - The most important information

Durmitor National Park is one of the most famous national parks in Montenegro and is very important because of its natural resources. Durmitor National Park was founded in 1952. Its importance is reflected in the natural beauty and phenomena that it possesses, which is why it has been on the UNESCO list of natural and cultural heritage since 1980. The Durmitor National Park is located in the territories of the municipalities of Zabljak, Pljevlja, Pluzine, Savnik and Mojkovac, and covers about 32,520 ha.

The importance of Durmitor National Park
Durmitor National Park is significant in many ways, and its most important features are:
  • Natural beauty - Due to the influence of three types of climate, this area is rich in natural beauty, it is the habitat of diverse flora and fauna and it is the place of many clear rivers, especially the Tara River. Over 1,300 different species of plants live in Durmitor National Park, many of which are endemic, so this is where the great natural importance of Durmitor is reflected.
  • Cultural monuments - This mountainous area is rich in cultural monuments from the time of antiquity, up to the present day. The most famous are those monuments from the Middle Ages such as cities and fortifications, bridges, necropolises and monasteries. Thus, Durmitor National Park was placed on the list of World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1980.
Appereance of Durmitor National Park
The relief of Durmitor is a vast plateau located at 1,500 meters above sea level, which is cut by deep canyon valleys. There are also mountain peaks on it, 48 of which are over 2,000 meters above sea level. The highest peak of Durmitor is Bobotov Kuk with 2,523 meters. There are as many as 18 glacial lakes on Durmitor, which are at an incredible height of 1,500 meters, and the largest is the Black Lake. Fast, mountain, clear rivers are characteristic of this area, and the most beautiful and certainly the most famous of them is the Tara river.

What to see in Durmitor National Park?
Durmitor National Park can boast of imposing natural beauty that adorns it and that is rarely found in one place in the whole world. What you must not miss are:
  • Crno lake - Crno lake is located near the center of Zabljak and is the most popular lake in Montenegro. It is incredible that it is located at 1,418 meters above sea level. It is part of the Durmitor National Park, and consists of the Great and Small Lake, which are connected by a narrow stream. Crno jezero is one of the most attractive destinations during the summer, when you swim and fish in it, but also during the winter, when the surface of the lake completely turns into ice.
  • Tara River Canyon - The Tara River is the longest river in the entire territory of Montenegro with a length of about 144 km. It originates from the rivers Opasnica and Verusa and is under the protection of UNESCO. Tara created one of the most beautiful canyons in the whole world, which is 78 km long, and its steep edges are located at a height of over 1,300 meters. All this together, influenced the Tara river canyon to become the second deepest canyon in the world. This attraction is becoming more and more popular, and visitors most often observe Tara on the famous bridge on Djurdjevica Tara.
Durmitor National Park opening hours and ticket price?
The entrance fee is charged and purchased on the spot, when entering the Durmitor National Park.
  • Admission for children up to 7 years old is free
  • The ticket for adults and children over seven years old is 3 EUR
  • Tickets for organized groups are 1.50 EUR
  • The ticket for 3 days is 6 EUR
  • The ticket for 7 days is 12 EUR
  • The ticket for 15 days is 20 EUR
  • The ticket for one year is 30 EUR.
How to get to Durmitor National Park?
Durmitor National Park is extremely easy to get to, and you can do it with:
  • By car - If you are coming from Zabljak or from Serbia, the best way to get to this attraction is Njegoseva Street. This street continues to the Black Lake Road, which leads you along a winding road past the Tourist Information Center until you enter the Durmitor National Park. This trip will take you about 7 minutes of easy driving. In front of the entrance to the Durmitor National Park, you have a secured parking lot.
  • By foot - If you decide to go on foot, this adventure will take you about an hour and a half, and the distance from the center of Zabljak to the national park is 2.5 km. It is best to move along Njegoseva Street and Put za Crno Jezero Street.


Type of Attractions
  • Brige
  • Museum


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