Biljarda is a tribute to the life and work of the Montenegrin ruler, Petar II Petrović Njegoš. A leader who with his rulership as well as wisdom inspired the nation”.
Biljarda is located in Cetinje. For the most part, it was the home of the Montenegrin spiritual leader Petar II Petrovic Njegos. As a result of his life and work, it serves as a gallery of his life and professional mission. Completed with considerable financial help from Russia and the plan of Russian emissaries James Ozerckovskog, the construction of Biljarda was completed on March 29, 1838.
The initial name of the house was the New House. However, the state changed the name into Biljarda (billiards) the poet’s favorite game. As a result of his literary inspiration, Biljarda also served as a press after its relocation from a monastery in 1834. After the passing of Njegos, it served his heirs as a residence until 1867. The first of the heirs who lived here was Prince Danilo. After him, it was prince Nikola. Additionally, this building hosted a variety of state institutions. Lastly, Biljarda served as a seminary and a seminary high school.
Biljarda is an important social and historical monument. Numerous exhibits, a library, and museum artifacts give a great insight into the work and life of Petar II Petrović Njegoš. Also interesting is the relief map of Montenegro. Austro Hungarian military created it during their occupation of Montenegro. The relief is very detailed and on a scale of 1:10.000 by area and 1:15.000 by height. Biljarda had a very vital role in the history of Montenegro. Visiting will give you a comprehensive understanding of Montenegro’s past and politics and we sincerely recommend visiting it..