Category Archives: Montenegro

Montenegro – Dobrota

Dobrota  is a town in the Kotor Municipality in coastal Montenegro. Although administratively a separate town, it is de facto part of Kotor, and encompasses most of Kotor’s residential area, while town of Kotor administratively encompasses town’s historical core. It gained somewhat of a notoriety among the locals, as the home of Montenegro’s only psychiatric hospital.

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Montenegro – Budva

Budva  is a coastal town in Montenegro. It has around 15,000 inhabitants, and is a centre of Budva Municipality. The coastal area around Budva, called the Budvanska rivijera, is the centre of Montenegro’s tourism, and is well known for its sandy beaches, diverse nightlife, and examples of Mediterranean architecture.

Budva is 2,500 years old, which makes it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic sea coast.

Montenegro – Ulcinj

 

The Ulcinj “south coast” region of Montenegro is a popular tourist destination.
Ulcinj’s old town is a very well preserved castle-looking community that is left over from medieval times. The old town sits atop a mountain overlooking the shore and is a tourist attraction on its own.

Each stone of the Old Town guards its secrets from the past. The Old Town consists from several parts: the upper town, citadel, and the army fortress. This fortress of unique beauty fascinates visitors with its mysterious appearance. Its beauty rises from the sea and has a unique charm, calm and is inspiring. There are remains from ancient times such as the museum complex, a church-mosque, a Venetian palace and the Balsic Tower. In front of the tower there is the Square of Slaves, where once Cervantes was held captive and who, inspired by the love of Dulcinea, a woman from Ulcinj, wrote his famous book “Don Quixote”

Montenegro – Stari Bar

 

 

Bar, port in Montenegro, on the Adriatic Sea. It is the country’s principal port and the only maritime outlet for the landlocked republic of Serbia.
The current city is known as Novi (“New”) Bar. Stari (“Old”) Bar’s ruins lie farther inland at the base of Mount Rumija.
Stari Bar was first mentioned in the 9th century, when it came under the control of the Byzantine Empire. Known among Mediterranean powers as Antivari, the city was frequently autonomous from the 11th to the 15th century. During the 14th century its archbishop acquired the title primate of Serbia. It was ruled from Venice (1443–1571) and then by the Turks (1571–1878). Partly ruined in 1878 when the Montenegrins wrested it from the Turks, it was abandoned after gunpowder explosions in 1881 and 1912.
The new town, which is now a major port and recreation centre connected with Belgrade by rail, has been greatly enlarged since the late 1970s to facilitate increased oil imports and exports.