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Bar

 

 

 

Bar is a coastal city, connected to the rest of the coast of Montenegro by the Adriatic Highway, which extends on to the Albania. It is situated in the western part of Montenegro between Budva and Ulcinj. In the last century Bar experienced architectural and urbanistic revival due to its favourable location. It is a major harbour in Montenegro amd on of the biggest harbours on the Adriatic, and traffic, trade, tourism as well as food industry are quite developed here.

 

Bar is also well known for the olive tree that is over 2000 years old and is the fourth oldest tree in the world.

 

The Old Town of Bar also known as a Montenegrin Pompeii is the largest urban agglomeration among the ruins in Montenegro. The Old Town of Bar was a host of a turbulent history and medieval civilizations. It is located about 4 km outside today’s Bar. It is laying on a large rock and is protected by cliffs on three sides and by ramparts walls along the west side.

 

The town hosts remains of 240 buildings in ruins with narrow winding streets and irregular-shape squares. The buildings were made of hewn stone and built as one or more storey-buildings. Several buildings such as: the steam bath, the powder magazine and the Clock Tower were built in the Ottoman era as well as the aqueduct which supplied the Old Town of Bar with drinking water. The Old Town also hosts a few remnants of sacred buildings from the Middle Ages as follows: St. Theodora’s Church (later St. George’s Church), St. Nicholas Church (later St. Mark’s Church), St. Veneranda’s Church and St. Catherina’s Church.

 

Position of the Old Town of Bar offers the visitors the opportunity to see from the old ramparts walls a beautiful panorama of the green valley of Bar, the new part of the town, the port, open seas and massif of the mountain of Rumija. A special attraction of the Old Town of Bar is its farmers’ market (pjaca) where sellers dressed in traditional costumes of this region offer their customers local products such as: citrus fruits, olives, olive oil from the area of Bar, cheese and a variety of local handicrafts.

 

 

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