National Park Durmitor, Ivan Do, Žabljak 84220.
From Niksic take E762, at Jasenovo Polje take P5 Narodnih Heroja towards Pljevlja, at Žabljak turn left through the village. Follow signs "Crno jezero" and "Nacionalni park". From the parking lot at the end of the road its 800 m to the lake, and 1 km around the lake, 30 minutes walk.
Durmitor National Park Visitor Centre: All year daily 9-17.
Adults EUR 3, Children (0-6) free.
Parking EUR 2.
|Dimension:||A=1,448 m asl.|
|Guided tours:||self guided|
Durmitor National Park, Žabljak, Tel: +382-67-091-156.
Nacionalni parkovi Crne Gore, Trg vojvode Bećir-bega Osmanagića 16, 81000 Podgorica, Tel: +382-20-60-10-15, Fax: +382-20-60-10-16. E-mail:
Tourist organization Žabljak. E-mail:
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|20-29-MAY-1943||Josip Broz Tito stayed at this cave.|
|1952||Durmitor National Park created.|
|1980||Durmitor National Park inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.|
There are several Титова пећина (Titova pećina, Tito's Cave) in former Yugoslavia. The country was founded by him after World War II and during the Cold War he was the great leader, with overwhelming cult of the leader. As a result many hideouts he used while he was guerilla fighter became historic places of almost religious character. There is even a name for this, its called Titoism, a socialist political philosophy most closely associated with Josip Broz Tito, which has its own Wikipedia page. The country is full of caves, and he used numerous as a hideout, so several caves are now called Tito's Cave and have a plate at the entrance commemorating the noteworthy fact that he spent some time here to eat some beans. This is one such place, located quite remote in the mountains, overlooking a lake. However, it is actually not a cave, it's an overhanging cliff face, a shelter at best. There are only pictures of the commemorative plaque, because there is nothing else. This is definitely a site you should visit when you are nearby because of something else.
Today the road ends nearby with a huge hotel, a result of the booming mountaineering industry. On the other hand it allows tourists to drive to the parking lot, get a brochure at the "Visitor Center" and see the cave after only 30 minutes walk. And on the way back there is a restaurant with a view on the Црно језеро (Crno Jezero, Black Lake) and the mountains of the National Park Durmitor. As the whole park is listed on the Unesco WHL, this applies also to this cave, although the park is not listed because of this cave.
While there are actually no restrictions, good weather is essential for Alpine terrain. We recommend dry days during summer, however, with the right skiing equipment you may visit in winter too.