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Sveti Ivan

by Discover Montenegro
The Sveti Ivan church in Budva.

One of the most famous churches in Budva is the Catholic church of Sveti Ivan also know as St. John the baptist, the seat of the diocese until 1828. It is not clear when the church was built.

Its appearance and condition today are probably the result of renovation after the great earthquake. This is a triple-aisle, vaulted building, with lateral expansion before the sanctuary. On the north side a bell-tower was built, finished in 1867, like Dalmatian belfries of the period. To the south stands a building that first served as the bishop’s palace, executed in rough, almost rustic neo-Gothic technique, Gothic windows.

This is obviously a reflection of 19th century romantic concepts in architecture.

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