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Culture of Budva. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Beach in Budva Budva is an ancient city with rich history. Simply every attraction here is connected with many interesting stories and legends. While walking through the picturesque narrow streets of the city, visitors will surely see old churches, beautiful squares and gorgeous mansions that never cease to surprise visitors with their luxury. Among the religious attractions of the city we simply cannot fail to recommend visiting the ruins of the ancient basilica built in the 5th century. Despite the fact that the building has been almost completely destroyed, its territory still keeps skillful mosaic, the age of which is more than a thousand and a half years.
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Santa Maria Church belongs to later religious monuments. The construction of the church took place in the 9th century. The church’s walls are home to several unique religious artifacts, and the interior of the building is decorated with subtle hand-painted murals and antique frescoes. The Churches of St. Stephen and Holy Trinity remains the most striking architectural monument of the Middle Ages. They are located just a few steps away from each other, but the churches are built in different architectural styles. The architectural ensemble looks very harmonious and efficiently demonstrates rapid development of architectural styles.
The Citadel remains one of the main symbols of the city. The beautiful building overlooks one of old rocks. The first fortification facility on the site of the modern citadel was built back in the 10th century. The citadel has repeatedly saved the city from invaders. During its centuries long history the fortress was completely destroyed and rebuilt several times. The citadel, which is so popular among travelers these days, was built in the beginning of the 19th century. Copyright
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Morgen Castle is a no less striking historical monument. The castle is surrounded by high stone walls. Here all visitors can walk through long corridors of the castle, see the beauty and grandeur of its halls and rooms, and walk in the castle’s courtyards. There are also several observation platforms, which provide a perfect view of the neighborhood of the city and its numerous historical monuments. There is a beach of the same name near the castle. The beach has become a permanent venue for numerous national holidays and festivals. You will find numerous souvenir shops and restaurants along the beach, so this place will be surely liked by fans of walking and shopping.
Budva Old Town You can feel the remarkable atmosphere in the ​​Stare Miasto region, where is represented the largest number of landmarks of the city. Here you will find the ruins of the necropolis of Ancient Rome, the famous monument to the ballerina, interesting churches (St. Sava’s church, St. Ivan’s Cathedral), as well as museums, restaurants, and cafes, where you can sit and enjoy the view of the Old City. The area is surrounded by defensive walls, and walking along it will give you pleasure, as you can feel nothing but an unsurpassed touch to history. There is a completely unusual monument in the city – the oldest olive tree. This natural attraction is over 2,000 years old, and the place has become the favorite spot for lovers of history.
It is interesting to walk through the tunnel between Budva and Becici. You do not get to pass by it as this is the only road along the coast. The tunnel is decorated with drawings on its walls, posters with information about the city and its history (sometimes they are more informative than information stands in museums), and the views that open to the gaze of the beholder fascinates even the most hardened skeptic. You should definitely take a cruise to the island of St. Nicholas. This island is huge, and its main attractions have long been the magnificent beaches (there are four of them), along which it will be useful to take a walk. There is a church located on the island, whose views (you cannot enter inside) and wonderful natural sights (rocks) you can enjoy.
Budva, Montenegro Yet another interesting religious monument is the Podmaine Monastery, located on the northern edge of the city. It is very calm here, the area is well-groomed, and the monastery is also famous for its fascinating history. It was a defensive type temple built in the 15th century. The walls of the monastery are decorated with frescoes, and the services that are held here will remain forever in the memory of every visitor. Another remarkable monastery is located on the eastern edge of the city. This is about the Rustovo Monastery. Despite the fact that the place cannot boast of a rich history (it was founded only in 2003), there is something to look at here, and the peaceful atmosphere only adds a charm to the place. It is a very beautiful monastery and that is what attracts tourists to it.
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In Budva, you can also look at another attention-grabbing fortress. It is called Kosmach and was built in 1850 by Austria-Hungary. Nevertheless, it suffered greatly during the Second World War. You can still see shell holes that got into the walls. After this, having lost its value, the fortress was abandoned for a long time. It however opens up the best views of the Budva city, sprawled like a snake. It is necessary to take into account one thing: since it is nearly destroyed, then you need to enter with caution. You will find it remarkable to visit a village called Krapina – it is precisely here that you can get acquainted with the color of the area and have a cultural relaxation. The village is hidden in the mountains, and all the restaurants within its territory are built in the original style.
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