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Stari Bar

by Discover Montenegro
The old town of Bar.

Any visitor to the long-since dilapidated ruins of Stari Bar, one of the world’s largest fortified archaeological sites, will be impressed by the beauty of the natural surroundings into which it blends, dignifying the majestic Mount Rumija which towers above it.

This contrast of nature and Mediterranean heritage represents one of the most important cultural and historical sites in Montenegro. In this unique monument the remnants of many past civilizations and states that used to rule the region as can be recognized in the traces of everyday life from times past. In the town, there are churches and buildings from different epochs, squares, medieval palaces and houses that once were abundant with life. In the present day, life in Stari Bar begins the moment the visitor enters it. Unlike other Montenegrin medieval towns, this place was not inhabited continually, so new times did not bring changes to affect its earlier ambiance.

In addition to the old town, there is the large and well preserved Bar Aqueduct constructed during the 16th century – 17th century, and partially destroyed during the siege of 1877–1878. What is bound to fascinate you when you encounter Stari Bar is its monumental size, the scale of its fortress and the variety of culturally significant heritage. This variety is unmatched by any other Montenegrin town.

Accommodation in the vicinity of the old town

  • Guest House Konoba Kula – Guest House Kula is just 20 meters from the Old Town of Bar. It offers free Wi-Fi, free private parking and an on-site restaurant. The property is 4 km from the beach and the center of Bar. The rooms overlook the nearby fort. The air-conditioned rooms feature a desk with a chair, a wardrobe and a private bathroom with a shower. They also have furnished balconies. The restaurant serves local and international specialties. A grocery shop and a market can be found 100 meters from the guest house.
  • Facilities : Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking, Terrace, Restaurant (à la carte), Bar, Massage (surcharge), Tour Desk, Ironing Service (surcharge), Laundry (surcharge), Pets Allowed, Bicycle Rental, Room Service, Airport Shuttle.
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The old town of Bar.

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