Budva – Not rarely each of us at least in imagination wish to return to gone by past and feel “scent” of past times. View to horizon, ambient of Medieval fortress, kind staff with being in heart of Metropolis of tourism and be surrounded by history of this region – are only some of new offer of Citadela, Budva old town fortress that is fully open for all those wishing to visit stone fortifications old for centuries and spend pleasant moments in exclusive ambient of old fortress and relax in contents they offer.
Powerful stone building whose owner a few years ago became Budva company “Imobilia CC” is completely renovated and once left fortress gained new glow keeping all those characteristics of centuries gone by.
Guests at affordable prices can enjoy in specialties of international and domestic cuisine at one of the loveliest terraces at Montenegrin coast. Culture artistic contents, apart museum, art gallery and antique shop has also concerts and theatre productions.
Located in the heart of the Old town by which is renowned once served for defense from numerous enemies that each day attacked this Mediterranean fortress. Today the Old town fortress Citadela represents the most important cultural monument and tourist attraction of Montenegrin coast. There is almost no tourist who come to metropolis of tourism that do not visit walls of Citadela from which is unforgettable view to horizon and island Sveti Nikola.
Budva company completely renovated museum, gallery and restaurant part not disturbing looks of fortece as old citizens of Budva call Citadela jealously keeping that name only for themselves.
Rows of tourists that every day visit Budva on excursions as well those who rest there visit Medieval fortress. At the fortress every thing is authentic and reminds to times when “our old” fought protecting freedom of Budva. From guns to gun holes, all rest at the same time where it was for centuries. At the gates tourists will host kind staff and show all details to which one should turn attention to. And then starts the thing called “feeling of times gone by”, you can experience all these secrets that this fortress carries with it.
One more reason for which in the summer one should come to Citadela is the fact that good host of the most famous festival of culture at Adriatic “City Theatre”.
Owners as all good hosts make effort that Citadela remains such as it was through last centuries enabling all to enjoy history and culture of Budva that without the fortress would not be what it is now.
In ambient of old fortress is open unique exposition library of antique books with themes of history of Balkans countries. Beside exposition of Maritime museum and valuable ship models in renovated building of Citadela in pricely made show cases culture public is surprised with one more project. Priceless value and the first such in Europe, collection makes together books from the 16th century to publications from 1945.
Apart rare historic edition in possession of library are old valuable maps the oldest of which is from 1590. Also there are books so called “grand folio” of which is one “prikaz Dioklecianove palate u Splitu” from 1746 which first number was for Napoleon Bonaparta. In the collection of library there is special place for three first editions of Gorski vijenac: Vienna 1847, Novi Sad 1860 and Belgrade 1867. The oldest book is biography of Skenderbeg from 1576 that belongs to rare and priceless books.