I visited several towns in Montenegro. Following are the descriptions of these towns. The most impressive ones where the Old Towns of Kotor and Budva.

The fortified city of Kotor is part of the Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kotor and Risan are part of Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Perast

Ostrvo Sveti Đorđe Island
Ostrvo Sveti Đorđe (Island of Saint George), a natural island off Perast. (1042k)
Church Our Lady Rocks
Church of Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospa od Škrpjela), an artificial island off Perast, next to Ostrvo Sveti Đorđe (Island of Saint George). (1081k)

Kotor

From the Kotor entry in Wikipedia:

Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro. It is located in a secluded part of the Bay of Kotor. The city has a population of 13,510 and is the administrative center of Kotor Municipality.

The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period. It is located on the Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska), one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea. Some have called it the southernmost fjord in Europe, but it is a ria, a submerged river canyon. Together with the nearly overhanging limestone cliffs of Orjen and Lovćen, Kotor and its surrounding area form an impressive landscape.

View Kotor
View of Kotor. (987k)
Part Old Town Kotor
Part of the Old Town of Kotor with the defensive wall. (996k)
Saint Nicholas Church Old
Saint Nicholas Church in Old Town Kotor. (794k)
Church Saint Mary Collegiate
Church of Saint Mary Collegiate. (1187k)
Church Saint Mary Collegiate
Church of Saint Mary Collegiate. (1354k)
Door Saint Mary Church
Door on Saint Mary church. (1035k)
Church Saint Luke
Church of Saint Luke. (1124k)
Cathedral Saint Tryphon
Cathedral of Saint Tryphon. (875k)
Church Saint Paul
Church of Saint Paul. (892k)
Franciscan Church Saint Clare
Franciscan Church of Saint Clare. (1497k)
Church Saint Nicholas
Church of Saint Nicholas. (1.6M)
Clock Tower
Clock Tower. (968k)
House Old Town Kotor
House in Old Town Kotor. (1212k)
House Old Town Kotor
House in Old Town Kotor. (1237k)
City Wall
City wall. (1420k)
Gate City Wall
Gate through the city wall. (1249k)
City Wall
On the city wall. (1096k)
View City Wall Into
View from the city wall into Old Town Kotor. (1.5M)
Alley Old Town Kotor
Alley in Old Town Kotor. (1.6M)
Marble Fountain
Marble fountain. (1265k)
Cruise Ship Docked Kotor
Cruise ship docked in Kotor. There was another one waiting in the bay. (1210k)

Risan

From the Risan entry in Wikipedia:

The earliest mention of Rhizon dates back to the 4th century BCE, as the main fortress in the Illyrian state where Queen Teuta took refuge during the Illyrian Wars. The degree of Hellenization at Rhizon was very high. In Roman times, Rhizinium is documented as an oppidum civium Romanorum, and the most prosperous time for Roman Rhizinium came during the 1st and 2nd centuries, when huge villas were made in the area and the city had 10,000 inhabitants. Five mosaics are the most valuable remains of that period - not only for Risan but also for Montenegro.

Roman Floor Mosaic
Roman floor mosaic. (1.7M)
Roman Floor Mosaic
Roman floor mosaic. (1.7M)
Roman Floor Mosaic
Roman floor mosaic. (1.9M)
Roman Floor Mosaic
Roman floor mosaic. (1.6M)
Roman Floor Mosaic
Roman floor mosaic. (1.7M)
Detail Roman Floor Mosaic
Detail of a Roman floor mosaic. (1045k)

Cetinje

Cetinje is the former royal capital of Montenegro and is the location of several national institutions, including the official residence of the president of Montenegro. Cetinje was founded in the 15th century and became a cradle of the culture of Montenegro.

The Cetinje Monastery is a monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro. It is located in Cetinje and is the seat of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro. A center of historical and cultural importance, it was founded c. 1484 by Prince Ivan Crnojević of Zeta, and designated as the cathedral monastery of the Eparchy of Zeta. It was devastated in 1692, during the Morean War, and rebuilt between 1701 and 1704 by Metropolitan Danilo Petrović-Njegoš on the site of the former court of Ivan Crnojević.

Official Residence President
Official residence of the president. (1121k)
Cetinje Monastery
Cetinje Monastery. (1437k)
Biljarda Former Royal Residence
Biljarda, former royal residence, from 1838. (1072k)
Castle Church
Castle Church. (1109k)
King Nicholas Museum
King Nicholas Museum. (903k)

Budva

Budva is 2,500 years old, which makes it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast. Extensive archaeological evidence places Budva among the oldest urban settlements of the Adriatic coast. Substantial documentary evidence provides historical references dating back to the 5th century BCE. It is known for its well-preserved medieval walled city.

View Old Town Budva
View of Old Town Budva. (1255k)
City Wall Round Old
City wall round Old Town Budva. (862k)
Gate City Wall
Gate through the city wall. (1235k)
Seaside City Wall
Seaside of the city wall. (1025k)
Citadela Fortress
Citadela Fortress. (1366k)
Citadela Fortress
Citadela Fortress. (1286k)
Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity Church. (1106k)
Saint Ivan Church
Saint Ivan Church. (901k)
Interior Saint Ivan Church
Interior of Saint Ivan Church. (978k)
Interior Saint Ivan Church
Interior of Saint Ivan Church. (1052k)
Church Santa Maria Punta
Church of Santa Maria in Punta. (1001k)
Alley Old Town Budva
Alley in Old Town Budva. (1235k)
Alley Old Town Budva
Alley in Old Town Budva. (1145k)
Wine-covered House Budva
Wine-covered house in Budva. (1206k)
Ivy Covered House Budva
Ivy covered house in Budva. (1107k)
Remnants Early Christian Basilica
Remnants of an early Christian Basilica from the 5th-6th century CE. (1.6M)
Sveti Stefan Exclusive Resort
Sveti Stefan, an exclusive resort for the super rich. (1171k)

People in Montenegro

Relaxing Beach Café
Relaxing in a beach café. (1277k)
Beach Stroll
Beach stroll. (1270k)
Tour Guide Lecture
Tour guide lecture. (1077k)
Woman Relaxing
Woman relaxing. (1127k)
Cats Everywhere
Cats are everywhere. (1370k)
Sheep Herd
Sheep herd. (1115k)

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