Discovered some 200 years ago, Lipa cave and its constant sources of water have influenced the cultural development among local community. The interest of Montenegrin figures such as Njegoš and king Nikola gave it a historic dimension.

The first recorded visit took place in the mid-19th century. Henry Layard, a famous English adventurer visited the cave in 1839. This is the earliest written record of Lipa cave. Two years later, in 1841 a famous German travel writer and botanist, Wilhelm Ebel was unable to explore the cave at Njegos’s behest due to atrocious weather conditions. However, he did leave a written record of the cave based on the information passed on by the locals. In 1886, Pavel Rovinsky, famous Russian geographer, visited Lipa cave and wrote a detailed description of the cave in which he stated that Lipa cave is abundant in decorations unlike any other cave. His description was based upon his visit of the first 450 meters. Numerous visits, explorations, and records followed. In 1968, Lipa cave was declared a natural monument. Today, it’s a protected natural resource, i.e. a natural monument of cultural and historical heritage of Cetinje.

Lipa cave is located in Lipa Dobrska village, 5 km from the Old Royal Capital Cetinje, and that makes it an unmissable attraction that is within easy reach of the historic city. The proximity to the center of Cetinje, attractive beaches of Budva, as well as to the capital city Podgorica, make Lipa cave easily available and ideally positioned for all who seek a brief outing into the nature away from the everyday hustle and bustle.

• Active tours in 2024: Cave experience and Adventure tale tour

This year our visitors can enjoy in two types of tours.

Cave experience , as the most sought after entails a train ride to the cave and back and a guided tour on foot along designated paths The tour lasts 60 minutes which is enough time for our visitors to immerse themselves in the unique ambiance of the underground world. From May to October, there are five scheduled tours a day each beginning at: 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30 and 16:00 hours; whereas in April and November there are three scheduled tours a day at 10:00, 12:00 i 14:00 hours.

Adventure tale tour entails part of the cave channels outside of designated paths included in the Cave experience tour. This tour is still available only with prior reservation.

Our visitors’ amazement of Lipa cave never ceases. For seven consecutive years, Lipa cave is the recipient of Trip Advisor’s certificate of excellence based on visitors’ reviews. In the previous year, Lipa cave was also featured in many European magazines, where it was recognized as an unmissable attraction of special beauty and natural value. One of the most significant recognitions in the media and research world came from the National Geographic Traveler magazine.

All tours start from our parking lot where visitors can buy tickets at the information desk. All information about tours as well as tour departures are available on our website

Events in the cave: Wine tastings and classical music concerts

Aside from the sensation of awe and good atmosphere, spacious galleries reverberate with the sound of classical music amplified by the acoustics found only in the depths of our planet.

Lipa cave was officially open to visitors on July 13, 2015. Over the past 9 years, we’ve organized numerous events. Some were organized as a celebration of significant milestones, such as the opening of a season, and others were organized for our partners and their guests.

Various agencies and companies mostly opt for wine tastings within the cave, and even wine tastings accompanied by a classical music concert.

During classical music concerts, the cave halls are filled with the sounds of nature. With the magical melodies of classical compositions and the spacious cave world, these types of events make the tour unforgettable.

For more details on receptions, wine tasting/concerts, or team building, write to us at:

Café bar „Lipa“ and homemade flavors from Lipa Dobrska

While visiting the protected natural resource of Lipa cave, visitors learn about the origin and creation of caves, share the experience of their visit, strengthen friendships and acquaintances, and after the tour they continue socializing in our café bar located at our parking lot. The view stretches out onto the surrounding pristine nature and the stay is made pleasant by the ambiance of Mediterranean comfort. This adds a new dimension to the overall unique experience of visiting Lipa cave.

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