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Tourist Attractions in Budva

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Budva

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About Budva

Budva is considered one of the most popular resorts in Montenegro. The town and its surroundings are especially loved by Russian tourists, who have long felt at home here. Beach holidays on the Budva Riviera can be perfectly combined with walks in pine groves and visits to local attractions.

People come to Budva for the unique nature and climate of the Adriatic coast, gentle sea and breathtaking scenery. From the walls of the stone city citadel you can endlessly watch the play of the sun’s glare on the azure water, in the streets of the Old Town you can fully enjoy the atmosphere of antiquity, and freshly cooked seafood dishes in local restaurants can satisfy the taste of even the most demanding gourmet.

Top-15 Tourist Attractions in Budva

Old Town

Budva’s old town consists of literally a few winding streets with museums, souvenir shops and churches. It is accessed through five gates located in the fortress wall. From the walls of the stone citadel standing on the shore, you can enjoy magnificent views of the entire Budva Riviera. A walk through the Old Town is an immersion into the medieval atmosphere and enjoyment of the beautiful architecture of the Adriatic coast.

Budva Citadel

2143 reviews
An ancient fortress that used to be considered the most impregnable on the Adriatic Sea. It was built in the 15th century as a defence against attacks from the water. The citadel looks very imposing: the sea cliffs and walls seem to be forever fused together – their power always impresses tourists. The main attraction for visitors is to climb the fortress wall and contemplate the surrounding countryside.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Budva Dancing girl

277 reviews
On the rocky shore of the Budva Riviera stands a graceful statue of a dancing girl. According to legend, she was the bride of a sailor, and every time she met him from his voyages. One day her fiancé never returned, but her faithful friend kept coming ashore every morning. She waited for her fiancé all her life, never marrying another man. The sculpture “Dancer from Budva” was created on the basis of this legend and it epitomises loyalty.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Mogren beach

1112 reviews
The beach is considered one of the best on the Budva Riviera. It is famous for its clean and transparent water. The coastal strip is located among centuries-old pine trees and rocks in a picturesque bay. The way to the beach lies through fragrant pine groves, along which a narrow path winds. Mogren is divided into two parts, separated by rocks jutting into the sea. By the way, it is not difficult to pass through them.

The Church of Sveti Ivan (St. John)

939 reviews
The church is the oldest temple in Budva. Its spire can be seen from almost any part of the city. The first religious buildings appeared on this place in the 7th century. The cathedral was constantly restored and rebuilt, as it was constantly subjected to destruction. The building acquired its modern Gothic look only in the XVII century. Until the XVIII century it was a bishop’s residence.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Holy Trinity Church

202 reviews
An early 19th century Orthodox church, the entrance to which features a mosaic copy of a painting by Russian icon painter Andrei Rublev. It was built in the classical Byzantine style. Inside there is a magnificent baroque iconostasis created by Greek N. Zetiri in 1883. The building is located in the Old Town on a small square, so it is almost impossible to pass by during a walk.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Podmaine Monastery

779 reviews
An Orthodox monastery, approximately founded in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. It is believed that St Sava of Serbia went on pilgrimage to Palestine from here. The monastery complex was built in Romanesque style. It suffered several times from fires and earthquakes, but later it was quickly rebuilt. The last restoration was carried out in the 1990s. Since 1995, the monastery has been active again.
Open time
Monday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Museum of the City of Budva

152 reviews
The museum houses a collection that tells the story of Budva’s rich history. It displays artefacts from the Hellenistic period, as well as exhibits from the Roman, Byzantine and later historical eras. The time frame covered by the collection is from the 5th century B.C. to the 20th century. In total, the museum funds contain more than 3 thousand items: ceramics, cutlery, glassware, jewellery and much more.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Narodna biblioteka Budve

3 reviews
The Budva Library was founded more than 150 years ago. Today, its collections contain several tens of thousands of books. It is not just a book collection, but a full-fledged cultural complex that combines the library, gallery and archaeological museum. Seminars, round tables and literary evenings are constantly held here. The ensemble is located on the territory of an ancient building.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Jaz Battery, Fort Mogren

623 reviews
The fortress is located in the outskirts of Budva near the beach of the same name. It was built in the second half of the 19th century for the defence of the town by order of the Austro-Hungarian administration. During the Second World War, the local arsenal was located here. Today the citadel lies in ruins, as it was not restored after the destruction. Its walls offer a panoramic view of the coast and the surrounding mountains.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours

Fort Kosmač

228 reviews
Another 19th century Austrian structure built for defence purposes. At present, the fortress lies in ruins. This is probably why there are no organised tours here. Tourists who want to see the citadel must get there on their own. The fortress is located near the village of Braici, which is on the road from Budva to Cetinje. From afar it looks like an ancient castle.

Aquapark "Budva"

1380 reviews
The water park opened in 2016 on Tolpis Mountain, which is located almost 3 km from the historical centre of Budva. It can accommodate up to 6,000 visitors at a time. The attractions are designed for different age groups – extreme slides are available for adults, while children are offered quieter entertainment. The infrastructure of the water park includes a restaurant, a children’s café, bars and a shop.
Open time
Monday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Top Hill

609 reviews
A nightclub located on a mountain with a breathtaking view of Budva at night. The venue is famous for the fact that famous DJs perform there all the time. A well-known development firm from Russia took part in the construction of the building. Initially, they planned to build a water park here, but later decided to stop with the club, as the idea seemed more profitable.
Right now place is temporarily closed.
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Sveti Nikola Island

310 reviews
A small uninhabited island located about 1 kilometre off the Budvan coast. It was formerly inhabited by people, as evidenced by the 16th century church. There is a cemetery around the church, where the remains of crusaders who died of the plague are probably buried. There is a fish restaurant and several small cafes for tourists. You can get here by water taxi.

Sveti Stefan

A resort located on an island and the adjacent coast about 5 kilometres from Budva. Sveti Stefan is one of the most visited attractions in Montenegro. Here on a small area there are villas, restaurants, shopping centres and even an art gallery. From the outside, all the buildings on the island look like real medieval houses, but inside they are equipped to the standards of a five-star hotel.