Must see in Budva

 

Based on written documents and archeological finds, it can be concluded that Budva is one of the old settlments on the Adriatic. As a testimony of the early days of life in Budva there are also the items (arms, jewellery) found in the famous Budva necropolis, discovered in 1936 . Today they are displayed in the Museum of Budva.

Along the Budva Riviera there are numerous valuable cultural and historic monuments. The old town of Budva is placed on a rocky peninsula. Original settlment on this spot was founded before the Greek colonisation of the Adriatic. It existed as the Illirian town named Butua or Budua.

In the southern part of the Old Town, the town fortress is located. It is named Citadela. Its construction is linked to the establishment of Hellenic Budva in 5th century BC. Changing its master and cultures in the course of history, the appearance and size of the town fortress changed as well.

 

Budva Old Town

 

 

Ancient Necropolis


In 1938 , an ancient necropolis was discovered in Budva, at the location of today's Avala Hotel, and in the 1980 s additional research was conducted revealing new necropolises with numerous relics. The older stratum of the necropolis belongs to the Illyrian - Greek era, dating back to III-II century BC.

Milocer Forest Park


A forest that one surrounded the residance of Karadjordjevic dinasty is, together with the Queen's Beach one of the natural treasures of this part of the Budva Riviera.

Praskvica Monastery


Praskvica Monastery is located above Sveti Stefan. It has 2 small churches built by members of the Vojisavljevic, Balsic and Nemanjic dyinasies in 11th and 12th century. This is where Bankada, the assembly of tribal leader, used to sit and pass judgments according to the customary law and Dusan's Code.

 

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