Arts and Culture

Budva has many cultural and historical monuments, including a large number of monasteries and small churches. Among the most famous cultural and historical monuments are the Church of St. John, built in the seventh century, the church of Santa Maria in Punta from 840.

Holy Trinity Church from 1804 y.North from  Budva there is Stanjevići monastery, where in 1798. Montenegro adopted the first legal code. The most important and most frequently mentioned monastery is situated above the town-hotel St. Stefan, it’s composed of three churches in which there are some frescoes from the seventeenth century. Very luxurious is also the monastery Rezevici between St.Stefan and Petrovac, whose architecture dates back to the XIII century.

Not far from city of Petrovac is monastery Gradiste, a monument to the late middle ages. Still, the great number of churches and monasteries that are located along the Budva, and waiting for all those tourists for which the tour of cultural - historical heritage is more than pleasure.

In the Memorial Center Stefan Mitrov Ljubisa" are exhibits that are directly related to the life and work of Stefan Mitrov Ljubisa from Budva . The exhibits are official documents, letters, newspaper articles, his books and miscellaneous items.

Museum of the City of Budva is situated in the old town and there are exhibits of archaeological and ethnographic collections. Archaeological collection consists of artifacts originating from the fifth century BC and the middle ages, and the ethnographic collection introduces us to the traditional cultural life of this region in the period from the eighteenth to early twentieth century.

Colorful, narrow and winding streets walled by small Mediterranean-stylehouses, small squares, stone-paved sidewalks, and other colorful places of the Old City attract many tourists.