King Nikola I Park + Azerbaijani Embassy Podgorica Montenegro

History and Harmony

King Nikola I Park Podgorica Montenegro © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Adrijana Husić, Marketing Manager of Portonovi (a luxury resort in Herceg Novi), is a Podgorica resident. She explains, “King Nikola I Park is off Freedom Street. The land was gifted by the Azerbaijani Embassy at the beginning of the 20th century. Nikola was the last royal ruler of Montenegro. His initials in Montenegrin are on the park railings.” Upon independence in 2006, Montenegrin was proclaimed the national language. There were 30 letters in the alphabet but very excitingly a couple of years later two more letters were added. “Albanian surnames end with ‘ch’,” confirms Adrijana, “while Montenegrin surnames end with ‘ić’.”

King Nikola I Park Statue Podgorica Montenegro © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

King Nikola I Park Bust Podgorica Montenegro © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

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2 Responses to King Nikola I Park + Azerbaijani Embassy Podgorica Montenegro

  1. Janice Porter says:

    A unique opportunity to visit this place.

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  2. A park to be proud of.

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