Previously called Bar Antibariem (because it is in front of the Italian Bari, where now you can get on the ferry). Today cities with the root "bar" was as much as three: one Italian Bari, Montenegro Old Bar, where all the ancient sites and a new bar (or a bar) - a popular resort on the Adriatic sea, where tourists come all.

Thanks to the 300-year rule of the Ottoman Empire in the Old Bar, a host of monuments: the stone aqueduct, the clock tower and mosque Omerbashicha. Lovers of antiques will appreciate the local aqueduct Turkish invasion of time, as well as the abandoned old house, entirely covered with thickets, but well preserved. The town is surrounded by greenery of orchards and olive groves, and the beach here, which is understandable, there is - for them it is necessary to go to a new bar for about 5 minutes on the bus.

A little history

At the beginning of the Bronze Age on the shores of the Adriatic people have settled. Later, the settlement is called Antibarium - as opposed to Bari, the city is in front of him on the Apennine peninsula. Those who came here Slavs shortened name to Bar, the name is preserved to this day. Today, the bar has become one of the centers of the beach (and not only the beach) holiday in the wonderful country of Montenegro.

Getting there

The bar (we now and in the future, wherever mentioned about Bar - talking about the New) is the biggest port of Montenegro, the passenger terminal and the yacht port. This gives the opportunity to admire a variety of yachts, as well as access to the city by water. Ferries to Italy and Albania.

Very pleasant and informative can be a trip from Bar (Montenegro) to Bari (Italy) using the ferry. Moreover, in such a trip can be the following nuances: excursion will cost considerably (7-8 times) more expensive than just a trip, but the tour does not need a visa. Regularly there is a possibility of buying such a tour, then disappears, it is connected with the nuances of the activities of consular services. But the presence of the Schengen visa obstacles for such a trip there. Gently should be approached and planning a trip to Albania, for example, for the citizens of Russia there is a seasonal abolition of visas, but only of the season!

To get to the bar and can be by rail, using, for example, train Belgrade - Bar. In view of the small size of the country will not be problematic to reach the city and of any airport.

Between the old and the new bar bus service, departing from the bus station in Bar, the fare is about 1 EUR.

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Beaches Bar

The most famous city beach is located in the center of Bara: pebble, very picturesque, it stretches along the coast for almost a kilometer. Svoeobrazen Red Beach (Crvena the beach), which got its name from the sand red. On a high cliff that overhangs the beach, nights are going to the sea nymphs, sing (the locals repeatedly heard their singing) and comb the hair with coral combs, so that fans of the night bathing it is necessary to be extremely careful. Generally, this stretch of coast is replete with a variety of bays, coves and lagoons, from which you can always choose something suitable to your taste and mood.

Shopping & Stores

The Bar operates the largest market on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro - Topolica. He works every day, you can buy anything your heart desires, from food to souvenirs. I must say that in the Old Bar is also a market which is open on Tuesdays and Fridays. He is a very flavor, reminiscent of bygone days, many tourists come here specifically to buy a local goat cheese and dried carp.

Entertainment, excursions and attractions Bar

So, as mentioned above, the city is divided into Old and New, and, Old separated from the shoreline of 3.5 km. It is surrounded by thick walls, inside of which - a maze of narrow picturesque streets. Since the Old Bar was founded 2500 years ago, he had to endure a lot. All the rulers and invaders left their mark on the appearance of the city, making it an illustration of a heavy cross-border life. As a result, in the city of intricately intertwined features of Roman-Gothic architecture settlement, typical of Islamic settlements. The synthesis turned out to be surprisingly interesting for researchers and the curious tourist.

In fact, the Old Bar - a true open-air museum. The city was founded in the 11th century, at the foot of Rumia, at an altitude of 110 m above sea level, and gradually "moving" towards the sea. Old medieval town was abandoned, but not destroyed: in the remains of 240 buildings for various purposes, curves, narrow streets, irregularly shaped areas. The oldest of them - the city gate - refer to the 10-11 century.

The ruins of the Cathedral of St. George, which was built in the 11th century, preserved not so good, so you can imagine how the Cathedral looked initially, but Omerbashicha mosque with a minaret and rooms for pilgrims (it was built in the 17th century) is very well preserved.

On the remaining parts of the ramparts offers spectacular panoramic views of the sea, a new bar, the port.

Well preserved aqueduct that descends from the mountains to the sea, the remainder of the Turks. But the main attraction is the Bar Palace of King Nikola, more precisely, a palace complex, consisting of large and small palaces, the winter and the botanical gardens. Nowadays here is the local history museum of the city and deployed a variety of exhibitions.

As in most cities in Montenegro, in Bar tightly intertwined motifs typical of Ottoman architecture, with features European - a consequence of the turbulent history.

The new bar is located at the edge of the sea, and is a modern resort town, which is the embodiment of July 13 Quay Street and adjacent to it. The main attraction of the new bar is the church of St. Nicholas, the residence of the Catholic archbishop and interesting monument to the liberators from the Ottoman yoke Bar: Its composition includes fragments of the destroyed buildings old Bara. Beach in the area of ​​Bar is surrounded by pine and cypress forests, through which the air here is light and fragrant.

In addition, the bar is famous for its olive groves, one of them grows the oldest tree in Europe, it is already 2000 years and is considered a symbol of the city.

Rich in tourist attractions and destinations, the numerous monasteries, the ruins of old churches, castles ruins. Special attention is given Benedictine Monastery of the Virgin Ratachskoy between Bar and Sutomore. It was founded in the 13th century and destroyed by the Turks in the 16th ... It should be noted that in this monastery created the first South Slavic literary work - "Chronicle Dukljanin ass." Of interest are the ruins of the Church of St. Rock and the Church of St. Fёkly, they both have two altars, the Orthodox and Catholic, the two churches are dvuhkonfessionnymi.

Around the city a lot of plantations of tangerines, pomegranates, figs, oranges and other trees, which give people the most delicious fruits.

The Bar operates the largest market on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro - Topolica. He works every day, you can buy anything your heart desires, from food to souvenirs.


Svoeobrazen diving in the vicinity of the city. Of course, the fish-like birds, like the Red Sea is not found, but as fate far away from Bara sank some interesting vessels, they who are the target of divers in this area of ​​the Adriatic Sea. In particular, it flooded the yacht of King Nikola, the Austro-Hungarian and German cruiser destroyer "Forvertts". Since the depth is small, these objects are available and inexperienced divers. But this does not mean that the examination of wrecks does not require any training: the wreck is always dangerous because it rusted parts can damage the equipment or cause injury become a diver. In addition, if for them to catch, you can ... "hang on the fence", which can lead to a rather sad consequences.

Where to stay: in the ancient and rich on Bar sights, picturesque Petrovac or Sutomore, where there is the best sandy beach of the country. Where to go: in Lovcen National Park to climb to dizzying mountain, to the tomb of Peter Njegos and honor the memory of the last of the spiritual ruler of the country; to abound with fish of all varieties of Skadar Lake or the ancient capital of Montenegro, Cetinje. In addition, it is necessary to visit the ancient fortress of Kotor and enjoy views of the Bay of Kotor, sing "talk though you're with me, Guitar seven-string ..." at the monument to Vysotsky in Podgorica and, closing his eyes on the height and steepness of trails, quietly whispering a prayer, climb to the monastery - rock monastery Ostrog. As a "foreign country" in Montenegro are very popular trip to the Italian Venice, the city of St. Nicholas of Bari and neighboring Croatia, Dubrovnik. You may also be interested in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia. See also: Budva. The most popular towns and resorts of the country: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Podgorica, Petrovac.