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Welcome to Stari Bar

Stari Bar

Ideal for tourists who like their holidays off the beaten the track, the ruins of Stari Bar provide a dual-attraction of being at the same time a fascinating archaeological site, located in simply gorgeous natural surrounds. Situated at the top of Lundza Hill, in the shadow of the towering Mount Rumija, the ruins of Stari Bar fit seamlessly into this rugged terrain, giving visitors the rare sensation of having 'discovered' something when they arrive. The ruins themselves have an extraordinary cultural history, having been inhabited by various civilisations since the year 800 BC. At one time a Roman settlement, at another Byzantine, then Turk before being wrested back by the Montenegrins in 1878, the ruins of Stari Bar provide a thrilling milieu in which to contemplate the rich history of the region. The sheer size, scale and grandeur of the ruined city and its fortifications is guaranteed to impress even the most jaded of travellers. Budget at least half a day to explore the area properly, and don't forget to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Information & Facts

Off Ulcinj Road, Bar
Serbian (very similar to Croatian) is the official language of Montenegro, although Albanian is commonly used in some areas. English is widely understood in the capital, Podgorica, and in the coastal resorts.

The official currency is the Euro (EUR). Visitors entering Montenegro with more than EUR2,000 (including travellers cheques or the equivalent in another currency) should declare the amount on entry. Without declaration on entry large amounts may be confiscated on departure. Serbian Dinars are not accepted in Montenegro and should be exchanged for Euros. There are ATMs, which accept international bank cards in major cities and towns, and most of the larger hotels, shops and main restaurants accept Diners Club, Visa and MasterCard, but American Express cards are less welcome. Money can be exchanged at the numerous banks in the towns and cities.

Opening Times
Open from April to October, from 9am to 5pm daily
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