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Don't know what to see in Budva? Then read our review to the end. We will give you useful recommendations and tell you about the most impressive and memorable sights of Budva.
What to see in Budva in the first place
If you want to organize an unforgettable sightseeing trip, guides in Budva will help you with this. If you intend to refuse the services of accompanying persons, pay attention to the following remarkable objects:
1. Old Town
Medieval atmosphere of the stone winding streets of the Old Town
Few attractions in Montenegro can boast such a rich and long history as the “heart” of the Montenegrin city. You will be transported to the world of Mediterranean and Venetian architecture. In the past, the Old City was located on an island, but later it was connected to the mainland, turning it into a sandy peninsula. While exploring this landmark of Budva, you can enjoy the view of charming old buildings with red tiled roofs. And also visit the numerous museums and temples of Stari grad surrounded by thick fortified walls.
Citadel or Budva medieval fortress of St. Mary on the Adriatic Sea Adam Jones
The former fortress of St. Mary, and the main monument of the city's history. You will be able to take wonderful photos against the backdrop of dilapidated walls, thanks to which this trip will be remembered for years to come. What to visit in Budva if you are hungry? Also the citadel: here you can order a delicious lunch or a hearty dinner in its restaurant, and eat dishes right at a table on top of a cliff.
Official website:http://www.imobilia. net/en/
3. Sculpture “Dancer from Budva”
Sculpture of a dancing girl in a graceful pose against the backdrop of Old Budva Sergey Narukov
Graceful and beautiful sculpture depicting a gymnast. We included her in our rating, among other things, because the locals assure: touch the girl and make a wish, and it will surely come true. This landmark of Budva has one more purpose – it symbolizes love.
4. Mogren Beach
Mogren beach in a picturesque bay with clear and transparent water
Our list of what to visit in Budva is a must would be incomplete without the famous Montenegrin beach. In fact, we are talking about two separate small beaches at once, covered with sand and small pebbles (the territory is separated by a picturesque rock). The passage to the second beach (Mogren 2) is accessible through a through cave. Inside the cave there are beautiful wooden bridges, on which every tourist considers it his duty to take a picture.
5. Budva Aquapark
Water activities for children in Budva water park
Not so long ago, numerous excursions in Budva were replenished with a new tourist attraction – a water park located on top of Mount Toplish. On the territory of more than 41.5 thousand “squares” there is free parking, a photo studio, a souvenir shop, a cafe for children, bars for adults, a huge restaurant with panoramic windows through which you can watch the city and the Riviera, and most importantly – more 50 attractions for children of all ages, swimming pools, water slides of various difficulty levels. Where to go in Budva if you want to relax and have fun? Now you are in the know.
Official site: http://aquaparkbudva.ru/
Feel the atmosphere of Budva in this beautiful video!
6. Budva City Museum
Exhibits of the City Museum of Budva Sailko
Don't know what to see in Budva and are fond of history? Come to this four-story museum and you'll see collections spanning from the 5th century B.C. until the present century. Many exhibits belong to the Byzantine, Roman and even later eras. There are artifacts of the Hellenistic period, glass burial urns, stone slabs depicting ancient writing – the number and type of expositions can pleasantly surprise even the discerning connoisseur of cultural values and traditions.
7. Budva Library
The Library of Budva is located in the Old Town in the Nick Savchenko Citadel
Located in the historic center of the city, the building houses over 60,000 printed publications – this is one of the richest collections of books in the whole country. Speaking about interesting places in Budva, this library could be put at the top of the list: it is located in a ruined fortress and resembles a magical palace. Instead of a traditional library interior, luxurious ruby leather armchairs, chic desks and glass cabinets with antique volumes await you inside.
8. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Cathedral Tower Spire St. John the Baptist is visible from any part of the city
The majestic building with a vaulted roof, as well as many other best sights of Budva, is made in the Gothic style. Its high bell tower can be seen literally from any corner of the city. In previous years, this temple complex served as the residence of the bishop. The rich interior decoration of the medieval cathedral is complemented by an ascetic facade. Here you can see: a valuable library with extremely rare documents, manuscripts and printed editions, paintings of the 16th-17th centuries, the figure of John the Baptist, made using Murano glass mosaic technique.
9. Church of the Holy Trinity
The facade of the Church of the Holy Trinity is made of stones in rows of white and red
Relatively young temple, built in the early 19th century. Talking briefly about the main sights of Budva to Russians, local guides always mention this cathedral, because. one of the mosaics at the entrance is made in the form of a reproduction of a painting by A. Rublev. Note that in this case, too, a rather modest facade with stones and a large dome is “compensated” by a rich interior.
10. Podmaine Monastery
outskirts of Budva
A stone temple, in the history of which there were both heroic moments and tragic events. The Orthodox building was repeatedly attacked and looted. The exact year of foundation is unknown. Restoration work began in 1995. Now the monastery is a functioning abode of male monks. In addition, cultural and religious events are regularly held here.
We talked about only a small part of the city's attractions. If after visiting them you have free time, pay a visit to other interesting places.
Sights of Budva: what else to visit in Budva
For tourists who do not want to return to hotels in Budva and want to continue their sightseeing vacation, we also recommend visiting the following sights:
11. Kosmach Fortress
Austrian building XIX century – fortress Kosmach
Powerful construction of the times of the 1st World War. If you do not know what to see in Budva in 1 day, come here. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the city and its surroundings from a bird's eye view. You can climb up to the fortress by purchasing a cable car ticket.
12. Mogren Fortress
Ruins of a defensive fortification to protect Budva
The building has survived only partially; some architectural elements still have an abandoned and ruined look. The complex is located near the beach of the same name. You can get to it by passing through the forest. Unfortunately, there are no guided tours to the ancient site. Therefore, you need to get acquainted and get to it on your own. However, traveler reviews say that such efforts are more than paid off by impressions.
13. Top Hill Club
Top Hill – one of the largest discos in Montenegro Daisy Hynes
At one in the morning, all nightclubs in the city are closed, in addition to this huge entertainment venue. A pompous club-bar is located at the top of the mountain. The giant dance floor is located right in the open air. Several times a week, the most famous artists of the country and famous world DJs certainly give performances in Top Hill. The interior is represented by a stage, a fountain, small but numerous tables, a VIP area with sofas, bar counters.
Official website: http://www.tophill.me/
14. St. Nicholas Island
View of the small uninhabited island of St. Nicholas Bratislav
The island of St. Nicholas is located opposite Budva in the Budva Bay (the sites are connected by a sand embankment). Locals call this island Hawaii. The fact is that its beaches are as beautiful and well-maintained as the beaches on the Pacific Islands. During the tourist season, you can get to the island by boat. The duration of a pleasant walk on the water will be no more than 5 minutes. Entrance to the island is free at any time of the year.
15. Sveti Stefan Resort
Beautiful pink sand beach in Sveti Stefan resort
Entrance to the resort (the whole island) is only available to guests of the Aman Sveti Stefan hotel. However, you can also get here if you reserve a table in the restaurant in advance. We drew your attention to this resort because it is the most luxurious and expensive in all of Montenegro. In previous years, there was an ordinary fishing village here. Today it is a tourist paradise with Mediterranean restaurants, natural parks, museums, a large water park and clubs. It is believed that each building of Sveti Stefan is an architectural monument of history, characteristic of a particular era.
We hope that our review of the sights of Budva with names and descriptions will allow you to spend time in this hospitable city brightly, fun and exciting.