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Old Bar


Largest urban agglomeration in the ruins in Montenegro.
It is a holder of a turbulent history and medieval civilizations. It is about 4 km away from today's Bar. Located on a large rock, protected on three sides by cliffs, while along the west side is provided by walls. In the city there are the remains of 240 buildings in ruins, with narrow winding streets and irregular squares. The buildings are built with cut stone, on one or more floors.


Several facilities such as bath, a powder magazine, Clock Tower were built in Turkish period, as well as the aqueduct, which supplied Old Bar with drinking water.

The town has a few remnants of sacred objects from the Middle Ages: the Church of St. Theodora (later Church of St. Đorđe), St.. Nichola (later Church of St. Marko), St. Veneranda and St. Katarina.

Location of Old Bar offers visitors the opportunity to the walls of the old walls experience a panorama of green fields of the Bar, a new part of town, harbor, open sea and mountain ranges Rumija. A special attraction is the Old Bar piazzas, where salesmen dressed in traditional costumes of this region offer customers local products such as citrus fruits, olives, olive oil from Bar, cheese and a variety of local handicrafts.
 

Old Olive Tree in Mirovica


It represents a natural monument which is legally protected by 1963rd
year. Is over 2,000 years and is considered the oldest tree in Europe. The scope of the tree is 10m. Legend says that the meetings held around the olive and the feuding families in this area came to a reconciliation.

 
 
 
 
 


Olive Groves


Bar area is known for its olive trees, whose number was over 100,000 olive trees, most of them is over 1,000 years.


Interestingly, the story of the  Bar olives - no young man could not marry if not previously planted a number of olive saplings.

In the Old Bar already in 1927 existed "Maric's brothers mills" where were processed up to 20 tons of olive oil per day and produced famous Bar oil, which was exported to America, France and Germany.



Aqueduct


It is located on the north side of Old Bar.
It was built during the Turkish (XVII century) and was used to bring water into town from the spring about 3 km away. The structure consists of 17 large arches of various spans, which rely on the same number of massive pillars. On the upper surface of the aqueduct was formed a channel where were set interconnected ceramic tube (diameter about 12 cm and length 30 cm). It was built of crushed and rough cut stone. Similar to a bridge, it is an imposing monument, the only of its kind in Montenegro. The aqueduct was rebuilt after the earthquake in 1979. and can still be put into operation.


Bigovica archeological site is located near the port of Bar. It is a natural bay which was used as a winter port in period III century BC to  XVI century AD, because it is protected from north wind (Bura) and partly from the south wind (Jugo). In this area were confirmed the remains of an ancient shipwreck from the fourth century, and many amphorae and other archeological finds that date back to the sixteenth century.

Church of St.
Tekla is located west of Sutomore, one kilometer from the sea. It was built in the fourteenth century. There are two altars in it, the altar in the apse of the Orthodox and the south wall is a Catholic shrine. In the church were performed services both by Orthodox and Catholic priests. In front of the church is the cemetery of members of both faiths.

 

Upper Village Brca


Specific architectural and ambient location with beautiful stone towers with volts, where meet faced materials, stone, timber and iron away is a few hundred meters from the beach Sutomore.
This place was so attractive that in the 18th century even Venetian countess came to spend their holidays. Today, the beautiful palace in the Upper Brka is abandoned and forgotten.








Monastery Ribnjak


It is located in the village Zupci.
At the site of the monastery Ribnjak  are the remains of the church which was erected, according to legend,
by Jelena Anžujska Nemanjić.

Monastery consists of: the church dedicated to St. Vasilije of Ostrog, font and shelter.

The upper church over the monastery  Ribnjak, on the hill Gradac, is dedicated to the Holy Cross and was raised after the liberation of 1877-78. It is said that King Nikola came here to monitor the operation for the liberation. Church that is located on the hill was built by two sirdars and one senator of Principality of Montenegro in late nineteenth and early twentieth century as a vow after the wars of liberation. The long tradition of going to Ribnjak on day of St. Vasilije of Ostrog on May 12th is also interesting to many tourists.
 
Minar of Ali - Aga Hasećija was built in 1819, and damaged in a fire in 1912 and in a number of earthquakes. It is 22m high, built of fine cut stone. Fundamental restoration was done in 2005. It is one of the most important monuments of Oriental architecture in the territory of Montenegro.


Village Godinje


It is located in Crmnica, area which tradition of growing grapes and producing famous wine is more than 500 years old.
Today Godinje is one of most rural units of historical significance.


The first written records related to Godinje date from the thirteenth century, and in the village are still visible traces of Balšića dynasty from XV century. The traditional architecture, with stone houses and taverns volts and facilities typical of a former way of life, such as threshing floors and mills are dominating.

The houses are packed and make a compact unit that resembles a medieval settlements, the loop-holes in the walls and the walls thick up to one meter. Now the conditions are adapted to modern life, but for the most part the old form and appearances are preserved  and are a real treat for lovers of traditional architecture, unspoiled nature and tasters of high quality wine of Crmnica.
 

Skadar Lake


The biggest on the Balkan Peninsula. It is located
in the southeast of Montenegro, in the valley which is separated from the sea by the mountain Rumija. The lake is 50 km long, width 14 km. Its surface is not always the same. In spring and autumn when the water level increases the surface area is ​​500 km2, while in the summer low water level in the area is about 350 km2. The lake is a border with Albania. To Montenegro belongs 63.2%. The coast is indented with numerous coves and picturesque fishing villages. On the lake there is a large number of islands popularly called hills. Not far from the Krajina Virpazar there are many coves with sandy beaches and the famous beach Murići 560 m long.


The lake is a special eco-system with a large percentage of wetland area. In summer, the lake looks like a vast green meadow with lots of flowering water lilies and other marsh vegetation. In the lake there are over 40 species of fish (carp, bleak, eel ...) and is known for its diversity of birds that live around the lake (270 species). Some of them are endangered species (pelicans, eagles, herons, grebes, snipe). It represents a well-known hunting ground. Above the lake is the viewpoint that offers a unique panoramic view of the lake with sandy beaches, chestnut trees and scattered islands.

Excursions are organized with boats - cruises on Lake Skadar. The rich flora and fauna, cultural and historical monuments, picturesque villages, as well as the opportunity to taste the local specialties: carp, bleak, grapes, famous wine Crmničko "Vranac" is a unique experience. The peculiarity of the Lake is also "Kasoronja", a plant with edible fruit, which is only on the Lake.
 

Virpazar


The settlement was built at the mouth of rivers Crmnica and Orahovštica.
It was first mentioned in 1242 in the charter of King Vladislav.


It was an important trade center. Since 1888 it is connected by road with Bar, and from 1908.with a narrow-gauge railroad.

Virpazar is one of the first postal station in Montenegro. During that time it had over 20 retail stores. On the hill above Virpazar are the remains of Besac fortress, built by the Turks.

In the vicinity of it there is the place Mijele, where the excavations found a large prehistoric necropolis with tombs covered with large stone slabs.

Today Virpazar is known resort and transit stop for the cruise on Lake Skadar.
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