Court Church (Cetinje)

The Court Church in Ćipur (Serbian Cyrillic: Дворска црква на Ћипуру, romanizedDvorska crkva na Ćipuru) is a Serbian Orthodox church located in the Ćipur neighborhood of Cetinje, Montenegro.[1]

Court Church
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The church pictured in 2012
LocationĆipur, Cetinje, Montenegro
DenominationSerbian Orthodox
DioceseMetropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral

The church is dedicated to the Birth of the Most Holy Mother of God and is located on the historical site of Ćipur in the historical core of Cetinje, the former capital of the Kingdom of Montenegro. It was built by King Nikola I of Montenegro in 1890, on the place where there used to be a monastery that Ivan Crnojević built in the 15th century dedicated to the Mother of God.

The church was declared a cultural heritage monument in 1961, and in 2012 it became part of the History Museum of Montenegro.[2] As a monumental unit, together with the archeological remains of the monastery complex of the Crnojević noble family, it is a World Heritage Site candidate.[2]

The remains of Ivan Crnojević, King Nikola, Queen Milena and Montenegrin princesses Ksenija and Vjera are interred in the church.[3]

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  1. ^ Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (2014-08-17). "Dvorska crkva na Ćipuru, na Cetinju – zavjet prvog gospodara Crne Gore" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2021-03-03.
  2. ^ a b MNE magazin (2020-05-29). "KULTURNA BAŠTINA – RIZNICA GRADOVA: Prijestonica je pravi primjer brige o kulturnim dobrima" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  3. ^ Večernje novosti (2010-11-12). "Ivan Crnojević opet na Ćipuru" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2021-03-04.

Coordinates: 42°23′13″N 18°55′25″E / 42.38692°N 18.92356°E / 42.38692; 18.92356