Stari Bar, the pleasant surprise

Bar was never a part of our planned route. But again, that is the beauty of being on a road trip; having the freedom to do whatever you feel like just then an there. This was one of those moments. Seeing the signs directing to the old town of Bar, we looked at each other. Without a word, we both said “why not”, and I drove off in that direction.
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The first thing that met us was a small market, selling groceries and some other things. Walking through the main street, the locals were sitting outside, enjoying a coffee or a beer. Continuing up towards the entrance to the fortified city, we passed a few small restaurant. If we would have had the time, we would definitely sit down, after having difficulties deciding which one to choose.

Unfortunately, our time was running out, and we had to prioritize.

To get within the city walls, we had to pay two Euro each. An earthquake heavily destroyed much of the city in 1979 and even the thick city wall was split. Walking around gave an impression of the nice community that once was there, and we were definitely glad we did the detour! Yet another reason to visit Montenegro!

I will let the photos speak for themselves.

Street life in Stari Bar.

Street life in Stari Bar.

Many nice cafes and restaurants.

Many nice cafes and restaurants.

Old church in Stari Bar. If you wish to look around inside the supervisor will open for you.

Old church in Stari Bar. If you wish to look around inside the supervisor will open for you.

Old paintings on the ruined wall .

Old paintings on the ruined wall .

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Wall in Stari Bar ruined by the earthquake in 1979.

Wall in Stari Bar ruined by the earthquake in 1979.

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