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“Stari Bar”
Review of Bar Stari Grad

Bar Stari Grad
Ranked #66 of 527 things to do in Montenegro
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Nitra, Slovakia
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“Stari Bar”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Stari Bar located in the town of Bar in Montenegro is not just other fostresses, it is something like ruins of whole old town. Before the gate to it you can see an authentic walking zone with a lot of restaurants and shops looked like the ones from old times.

Visited July 2013
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“Another 1 for the growing collection....”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

My wife and I have witnessed many ruins over the globe, but Stari Bar has its own identity, which gives itself that added uniqueness. The journey from Becici was only 50 minutes in the car. 2 euros was the entrance fee per person, which is very reasonable in any currency.
We didn't have a guide with us on the day, but we purchased a map which gave us information on all the historic points, which showed us how to find them. We were surprised how freely it was to climb on tall structures and walking inside unknown monuments.
The ruins are spoilt with fab surroundings of mountains and stunning views. We stayed here for about 2 hours, then moved onto the old town, located just outside of the ruins.
If you are staying in Budva, and you fancy a change, then have a ball and visit Bar!

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing ruined city to wander around”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

It may sound odd to say that wandering around some old ruins is a really interesting way to spend an afternoon but in the case of Stari Grad it truly is the case. The city was ruined by a combination of warfare and earthquake and is now abandoned. A couple of buildings have been restored but most have not and it is, in my opinion, all the better for it. There are flowers and trees growing amidst the ruins and fallen masonry and fantastic views out over the mountains and towards Bar (the new town) itself. Stari Grad is about a 10 minute drive from Bar itself. There is a small entrance fee (about 2 euros) to get inside and outside the main walls there are a few cafes and shops selling local produce but it is the amazing ambience and atmosphere of the ruins that really make this a wonderful place to visit.

Visited April 2013
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Hasselt, Belgium
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“Worth every second you spend there”
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Probably the only "Stari Grad" that's not connected to the sea , and therefore not as renovated as Kotor , Budva or Ulcinj . I had the chance to meet an archeologist who was still working there to create a small museum about the site , and he gave me some inside information which you can't find in the tourist guides. A really wonderfull place , it breathes history . Located on a hilltop with magnificent views , the town is still being excavated , only 3 % of it has already gone through the hands of the archeologists . It's still possible to explore yourself on your own pace , certainly something not to miss !!!!

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful ruins situated on a beautiful coastline”
Reviewed 2 August 2012

Trying to get away from Budva for the day we decided to visited the old town at Bar as we had been recommended it. It's an easy drive along the coastline probably about forty minutes and easy to find. The old town stands out majestically high above on the hillside with a spectacular mountainous back drop. Parking is easy for the ruins, it is a short walk through the small town and entrance is incredibly good value at 2 Euros per person. It is a self guided walk, a map and information are provided at the entrance. Allow a couple of hours to wander here.

Exploring these ruins is pleasant, interesting and very quiet, although there is little shade during the hot summer months. The ruins date back to 800BC and are one of the world's largest fortified archaeological sites. they are spectacularly surrounded by mountains and lie in the shadow of the impressive Mt Rumija. Also of interest is the Bar Aqueduct, which is still almost perfectly preserved.

I would definitely recommend a stop here if you are heading along this dramatic coastline.

After you have left the ruins there are lots of restaurants and cafes for a drink or lunch in the old cobbled street outside before heading off, definitely a pleasant place to waste a morning.

Visited July 2012
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