The Old Town, Ulcinj

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The Old Town is one of the oldest urban architectural complexes along the Adriatic Sea. Originally built by the Illyrians, it was restored many times during its history by the Byzantines, Venetians, and Ottomans. Stroll down the steep, cobblestone streets and pass by or visit souvenir shops, barber shops, and stores that emanate the spirit of the old Orient. A former church and mosque on the upper plateau of the fortress houses the city museum. Try the local lemonade or Turkish coffee at one of the many cafes. Attractions include the foundations of a 12th-century church, a Turkish powder magazine, a Venetian palace, and the Square of Cervantes, once known as the slave square. Don Quixote's mistress Dulcinea was named after the city of Ulcinj, where the novelist was imprisoned for five years. Work out when and for how long to visit The Old Town and other Ulcinj attractions using our handy Ulcinj tour planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We have visited the old towns of Kotor and Budva, but I thought this was the most authentic, and least commercialised. The town has a more residential feel and more atmospheric due to the old ruins, a...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Perhaps the most interesting and entertaining place to visit this city. Authentic architecture, stone, narrow streets, points of interest.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Lovely views over the Adriatic Sea. Number of restaurants. Many level differences and irregular walk. Part of the old city not yet restored. But that part that is is nicely done. Is a hotel and several apartment buildings. Advisable to top to park if you have to lug around with suitcases.
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