Budva Travel Summary

Budva’s calling card is its fantastic location on the Montenegro Riviera and its atmospheric Stari Grad (Old Town)  The Budva Riviera is famous for its glorious beaches with miles of fine pebble and sand beaches.


The Budva Travel Summary is segmented into 2 key travel themes to immerse you into everything Budva:

  1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful town;
  2. What to See

Hope you enjoy it!  Carpe Diem!

1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful town

Budva is one of the most popular destinations with Montenegro.  The old town of Budva is a marvel of architectural diversity, class and antiquity, with many shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and museums.  The walls in the town of Budva are of architectural and historical significance, and people have visited the region to ponder on their beauty for many years. The south of town is the location of the great city fortress, or the Citadel, which casts its eyes over the town below itself. Originally built in the 17th century.   Explore the wonderfully ambient Stari Grad with its historic cobbled streets, beautiful beaches and mountain backdrop.


Budva Citadel is located in the southern and the most prominent part of the Old Town. It was once the place of the 12th century church of Saint Maria de Castello. The Citadel itself dates to the 15th century, and today contains the Maritime Museum of Budva which has an impressive library and different catering facilities.


2. What to See

Saint Ivan Church

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • The Church of Saint Ivan is located in the Old Town
  • Inside you will find beautiful frescoes created by artists throughout the centuries – the origins of the church can be traced back to the seventh century
  • At night, the bell tower is lit up and can be seen for miles


The Citadel:

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • The medieval fortress of St. Mary in Budva, also known as the Citadel, is one of the most monumental buildings within the Old Town
  • The Citadel was built in 1936 by the Austrian Army, in order to house the hoards of troops that were stationed at the coast during world war 2,
  • It is also the location of the town museum, and a stately library, which are both open to the public
  • In the evening, the Citadel and surrounding area comes alive with bars and restaurants
  • In the summer months, it is transformed into a stage for the annual City Theatre Festival
  • At any time of year or day, the Citadel is enchanting and historic, gently unfurling Budva’s past, or playing a part in its present


Budva Old Town:

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • It was settled around 2,500 years ago by the Illyrians, but was also ruled by Greeks, Romans, Venetians and Slavs
  • In 1979 the town had suffered seriously from earthquake
  • It was reconstructed completely as it was built by the Venetians. Now it is a typical example of Mediterranean Venetian architecture
  • The walls and streets of the old town were mainly built during Venetian rule
  • There are a couple of great museums in Old Budva. For example, at the Archaeological museum, there is a detailed collection of items of various epochs, which were found during local excavation



Plaža Ričardova Glava Beach:

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Ricardova glava beach is a small beautiful gravel beach under the walls of Old Town



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