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Fortress Citadela


The medieval castle of town Budva, dedicated to St.
Marija, now known as the Citadela, is the most monumental building construction within the city walls of Budva. The complex of buildings is architecturally totally autonomous and presents one of the most fortified buildings of the Middle Ages on the Montenegrin coast. Within the complex there are walls, the remains of the medieval church of St. Marija, gates, several terraces and buildings of the former barracks.


The restaurant is located on the first floor and with its ambience and intimate dining areas an ideal place for private meetings with top quality cuisine and special service. Restaurant has a spacious terrace on the east tower with a stunning view of the island of St. Nichola and the sea. At the same level, on the west side of the fortress there is a steakhouse.

Within the Citadela is exposed one of the most valuable collections of books and maps dedicated to the Balkans, in private ownership. Among the exhibits is a significant number of unique books and very few examples of hand painted historical maps. Functional unit with the library is a spacious gallery.



Fortress Kastelo


Kastelo fortress was built by Venetians in the sixteenth century.
It was a Venetian garrison, according to it named Kastel Lastva or shorter Kastio. The oldest  sanitary buildings in the entire region was the Lazaret in Petrovac from the sixteenth century. It served as a quarantine accommodation for patients during epidemics.









Fort Kosmač

Fort Kosmač is situated on the same hill above village Brajići near Budva, 800 meters above sea level.
It was built by Austrians in the period 1841-1850. at the boundary line between Montenegro and Austria.

 
Location chosen for the construction of the fort along with the fortress is very impressive and dominating on Budva Riviera, and it is also very important from a symbolic standpoint and as a landscape. This is a typical example of the Austro - Hungarian fortress architecture of the time in the territory of South - East Adriatic coast. Constructive techniques were very high and can be considered an achievement of military architecture of that period.

It was built of finely cut, local gray limestone. It has an elongated irregular basis composed of two main wings separated in the middle with a massive semi-circular tower. It consists of ground floor and a spacious basement, and has about 1064 m2. Today, nothing remained of the barracks, which was located next to the fortress. In the spacious courtyard, there was water cisterns.



Fort Mogren

Mogren fortress was built in 1860., during the Austro - Hungarian rule and was a strong military fortress that protected the access road on the west side of Budva.
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