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by Discover Montenegro
The Citadela fortress in Budva´s old town.

Medieval fortress of the town Budva, dedicated to Sveti Marija, better known as Citadela, is the most monumental architectural object within the town walls of Budva. This complex building is architecturally utterly autonomous and presents one of the most significant fortification objects dating from the Middle Ages on the Montenegro coast. Within the complex there are fortification walls, remains of the medieval church of Sveti Marija, gates, several plateaus and buildings of the former barracks. The restaurant located on the first floor presents with its ambience and private dining areas an ideal place for private gatherings including high quality cuisine and special service. Attached to the restaurant there is a spacious terrace on the eastern tower with a stunning view of the Sveti Nikola island and the open sea. On the same level, on the western side of the fortress there is a steakhouse. Citadela contains one of the most valuable collections of books and maps dedicated to the Balkans, in private ownership. Among the exhibits there is a significant number of unique books and very rare examples of hand painted historical maps. In functional unity with the library there is a spacious gallery. The space of Citadela is also available for the projects of Budva festival, Grad Teatar, one of most prestigious theatre institutions in the area of the Balkans.

The southwest of the complex contains luxurious apartments on three levels, which have preserved the rustic style and original features of architecture. Immediately next to the apartments there is a lookout with the view of the whole town of Budva on one side and its loveliest beaches on the other side.


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