King Nikola’s Palace in Bar
King Nikola’s Palace in Bar
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Tatiana Torgonskaya
Translation: Vera Root
Photo: Tatiana Torgonskaya
24.03.2020

King Nikola’s Palace is the main architectural sight in the city of Bar. It is a graceful building surrounded by a park.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

The Palace was built at the end of the 19th century. For several decades, it served as a summer residence of Petrović-Njegoš royal family.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

A bust of King Nikola I Petrović-Njegoš, who financed and oversaw the construction, installed in the park.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

Since the 20th century, the Palace accommodates the Bar City Museum.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

The ground floor is occupied by several different expositions. For example, there are objects from a ship sunk near Bar.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

Divers were able to get interesting things, like binoculars

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

and valves,

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

household items, plates and utensils,

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and even a chamber pot.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

One room on the ground floor accommodates a small lapidarium.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

Another gallery is dedicated to the history and facts of olive oil. Olive oil production is the main area of agriculture in Bar region.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

There are traditional tools, like huge press made of wood.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

And ancient oil vessels.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

A vast weapon collection could be found on the second floor. There are also old flags, maps,

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

military insignia.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

Several rooms on the second floor are full of traditional Montenegrin costumes.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

A fragment of a woman's outfit.

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A costume from Šestan.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

Old traditional dress.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

An example of a Muslim woman’s clothes.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

Beautiful trunks made of wood and decorated with carvings or paintings, were used for storing clothes.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

King Nikola Memorial is an exhibition dedicated entirely to the everyday life of the royal family.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

Stylish salon with comfortable sofas and armchairs upholstered in red material, hence the name — Red Salon.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

It was a favorite room of the royal family, a nice place to gather

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

and enjoy some music.

King Nikola’s Palace in Bar

One of the most important rooms of the palace, the office.

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Bedroom.

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Dining room.

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King Nikola's Palace is open every day from 9 am to 8 pm in summer. Off season, it is open from 9 am to 3 pm, every day except Monday.

Tickets are 1 Euro for adults, 0,5 Euro for children.

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