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MONTENEGRO
Vacations and Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languageMontenegrin
CapitalPodgorica
Area14.026 km²
Population628,202  (2021)
Currencyeuro  (EUR)
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Code.MNE
Tel.+382

Cities in MONTENEGRO

Podgorica

Vacations and Sightseeing

Montenegro attracts more and more tourists. Most tourists come from Slovakia, followed by Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Albania, Germany, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Russia and the United States. Montenegro is currently very much on the rise as a new tourist destination. There is natural beauty ( Kotor fjord) but also beautiful old cities like Budva where traces of many different cultures can be found. Montenegro is still unspoilt and not too busy.

The Bay of Kotor is one of the most beautiful bays in the world. It consists of four interconnected straits. High cliffs surrounding the bay reflect in the deep blue waters of the Adriatic. Seven islands lie in the Bay of Kotor: Saint Marco (Sveti Marko), the island of Mamula, the island of Our Lady of the Rock (Gospa od Skrpjela), Saint George (Sveti Djordje), the island of Milosrdja, the island of flowers (Ostrvo cveca), and the island of the little Mother of God (Mala Gospa). The town of Kotor itself is included as a Unesco World Heritage Site. The old town of Kotor is a well-preserved town typical of the Middle Ages. It was built between the 12th and 14th centuries. The medieval architecture and numerous monuments can be seen here. The most important are: the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon (Sveti Tripun), a monument of the Roman culture and one of the most recognisable symbols of the town. The Church of Saint Luke (Sveti Luka) from the 13th century, the Church of Saint Ana (Sveta Ana) from the 12th century, the Church of Saint Mary (Sveta Marija) from the 13th century, Church of the Healing Mother of God (Gospe od Zdravlja) from the 15th century, the Prince's Palace from the 17th century and Napoleon's Theatre from the 19th century are all treasures that form part of Kotor's rich heritage.

The old town of Budva is a unique architectural and urban entity. Budva is one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic coast, it is more than 2500 years old. The walls of the old town are the main attraction for tourists. They date back to the Middle Ages, when the Venetians ruled these areas. The core of the old city did suffer damage from two earthquakes in the 17th century. The city feels like a labyrinth, due to the interwoven streets, squares, bastions and towers from the late Middle Ages. There is a fortress Citadela (Citadel) that dates back to the V - VI century B.C., which today is the scene of the famous city theatre. In the city there are also beautiful churches to see such as the Church of Sveti Ivan (St. Ivan) - a monumental basilica with three aisles, which was built in VII century, the Sveta Marija (St. Marija) of Punta from 840 AD, and the church of Sveti Trojica (St. Trinity), built in 1804.


Sources

Detrez, R. / Servië-Montenegro : mensen, politiek, economie, cultuur, milieu
Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen ; Novib

Montenegro
Naklada Ljevak

Rellie, A. / Montenegro
Bradt Travel Guides

Schuman, M.A. / Serbia and Montenegro
Facts On File

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated January 2024
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