Budva is a beautiful coastal town located in Montenegro, known for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and rich history. Here are the top spots to visit while in Budva:
Budva Old Town
This is the historic center of Budva, with narrow streets lined with charming houses and historic buildings. This 2,500 year old “Old Town” is surrounded by ancient walls, and is home to many churches, museums, and galleries. As the sun sets, the old town lights up displaying the iconic picturesque looks of this gorgeous Montenegrin coastal town!
This small island is connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus, and is home to a luxury hotel and several restaurants. Sveti Stefan is a popular tourist destination, known for its beautiful beaches and stunning views of the Adriatic Sea.
This is one of the most popular beaches in Budva, known for its crystal clear water and sandy shores. Mogren Beach is surrounded by rocky cliffs, and is divided into two sections – one for swimmers and one for sunbathers. Make sure to get there early during the summer months, as it tends to get very (very) crowded!
Church of Sveti Ivan (St. John’s Church)
This church can be found inside the Old Town of Budva, and is one of the oldest in the region. St. John’s Church was built in the 16th century, and is known for its beautiful frescoes and ornate architecture. There are many legends, objects, and artifacts in the museum relating to the disciples of Jesus, particularly to Paul, Peter, and Luke.
Fortress Citadela Budva
The Budva Citadela is a medieval fortress located on a hill above the Old Town. The Citadela was built in the 1900s by the Austrian army, but now it’s used to offer stunning views of the Adriatic Sea and the surrounding mountains. When the sun goes down the areas around the Citadel light up the night life with lively bars and cafes! This is where the party is at!
Church of Presentation of the Mother of God &
Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God
Podmaine Monastery is a Serbain Orthodox monastery located just outside of Budva, known for its stunning architecture and peaceful setting. The Podmaine Monastery was founded in the 15th century, and is home to a community of monks and nuns. The monastery has two churches, the Church of Presentation of the Mother of God, and the Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God.
Budva Marina / Dukley Marina Budva
This is a modern year-round-open marina located in Budva (next to the Old Town), and is home to many luxury yachts and boats. The Budva Marina and the surrounding areas are a popular destination for locals and visitors, and offers a variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options. For obvious reasons, it is especially beautiful at night. Rates in the low season can start from 15 Euros, which is pretty reasonable for such a beautiful spot.
The Church of the Holy Trinity
This is a beautiful church located in the Old Town of Budva (in front of the Citadel), known for its unique architectural style and rich history. The Church of the Holy Trinity was built in the 18th century, and is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city.
This is a long, sandy beach located about 2.5 kilometers west of Budva, known for its crystal clear water and beautiful views…and for being a nudist beach at some point in its history. Jaz Beach is currently a very popular destination for both tourists and locals, and has a very decent offering of restaurants, cafes, as well as being known for hosting some pretty massive concerts and festivals during the summer months. The Rolling Stones played here (!)
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