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Old Town Bar

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Old Town Bar

Mountain Rumija for people of Bar is important as the Olympus is for the Greeks. The mountain is linked to the cult of Saint Jovan Vladimir, the protector of the town who lived and ruled this region more than a thousand years ago. At the foot of the mountain, Old Town of Bar preserving the culture of numerous civilisations... From Illyrians, Romans, Byzantium, Venetians. An great example of harmonious co-existence of three religions throughout the history.

Old Town Bar
DURATION 3 Hours
  • Old Olive Tree

    The Old Olive Tree, the symbol of the town, is the oldest olive tree in Europe and has been standing in the same position for over 2000 years. The Old Olive Tree in Mirovica is the trademark of the town. The tree still bears fruit although it is more than two thousand years old. It represents a live, everlasting matter. Due to its longevity, there are a few legends connected to the Old Olive Tree. One of the legends is that the gatherings of quarrelling families were held round the Olive Tree and that they managed to reconcile on that place.

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  • Mosque Selimija

    Mosque Selimija is the biggest mosque in Montenegro and one of the biggest in the Balkans. It was constructed along with Islamic Cultural Centre in the Old Town of Bar 12 years ago and it was officially opened in 2014.

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  • The Walls of the Old Town

    The Walls of the Old Town are a great place to relax and unwind. The walls represent the people of different cultures and religions who inhabited them and as such, represent the town itself at its best. The Old Town's ruins have been well-maintained and restored for decades and their inner parts are extremely interesting for visitors worldwide.

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  • Aqueduct

    The aqueduct is located on the northern side of the Old Town of Bar. It was constructed during the period of Ottoman rule (17th century) and 3 km away from the town. The structure consists of 17 large arches of different spans, which are supported by 17 massive pillars. The channel is formed on the upper surface of the aqueduct, where joined stoneware pipes are placed (each 12 cm in diameter and 30 cm long). It was constructed of broken and roughly hewn stone. Similar to a bridge, it is an impressive monument and it is only one of its kind in Montenegro. The aqueduct was reconstructed after an earthquake in 1979, so it can be used today.

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