Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, Budva

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See the former city fortress, Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, a fully functional complex of antique structures filled with quaint restaurants, historical sites, and homes. As you approach the site from Budva's vibrant promenade, you'll observe its rugged walls, which preserve remnants of numerous cultures, spanning the 6th century BCE to the present day. Tour the narrow Venetian streets, see Roman baths, and visit museums that preserve ancient treasures, medical instruments, and miniature multicolored glass vessels where sailors kept their loved ones' tears, according to tradition. You can also try local dishes at some of the restaurants at the site. Put Altstadt (Old Town) Budva and other Budva attractions into our Budva online tour planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • There is a lack of Budve architecture as in the old days. It's a pity the Old Town is so small. Not a grasp of symbols))))))
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  • Budva has a small but very pretty old town. There is a Mediterranean charm. The city is surrounded by 15th century ramparts. Passing through the medieval narrow streets, you can find many beautiful corners. Buildings in 2-3 floors with small windows framed by hesated frames, red tiled roofs, stone pavement. The Citadel fortress of St. Mary was built in the 15th century to protect against attacks from the sea. There is now a museum and an art gallery. We walked the streets, looking into the boutiques. They were looking for a symbol of the city - an old bas-relief on the wall. It depicts two intertwined fish. According to legend, young people Mark and Elena were in love with each other, but their parents separated them. And then they rushed into the sea and turned into fish. There are many temples and churches here. There is also a flea market. Beautiful yachts were moored on the embankment.
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  • Very narrow streets, stuffy strong. Shops, souvenirs, everything as in any European country. Very tasty pizza, I advise. To get to the observation deck, on the old town, you need to pay 3.5 euros. But it's worth it.
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  • It's nice to get lost on those narrow streets and the architecture could transport you in another era, however there are too many tourists and shops during the day, making it too commercial. Maybe early morning or late evening is better for a more authentic experience.
  • One of the most beautiful places I have ever been in. I am very lucky...I saw this town in all its glory. It's walls, landmarks, restaurants, cafes, and most of all culture is amazing. I recommend you visit this place.
  • Nice old town. Quite small compared to Dubrovnik. We couldn't find exit from the end of old town city walls so we had to walk back to starting point. Full of tourists and souvenir shops, of course. :)
  • Gorgeous narrow streets lined with cafe's, eateries, touristy souvenir shops. Take away ice cream was very good, 1 euro a scoop which is a bit more expensive than Budva on the strip but good quality. In the evening there was live music in the square by the churches, quite magical with the lights twinkling off the sea.
  • Lovely little walled town. Well-preserved Venetian architecture in a city mostly known for its hotels and beach resorts. Feels like a cute tiny Dubrovnik. Worth an excursion if you're visiting the country.
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