Bar is the largest coastal town in Montenegro, situated at the foot of the mountain Rumija in the southern Adriatic.
The old part of the city, which still preserves the walls and fortresses of the past, has also been mentioned in the IX century under the name Antivari. The city was ruled by the Byzantines, Serbs, rulers of Zeta, the Venetians and the Turks, and bears the marks of all religions which built it.
At the entrance to the Old Bar is 2000 years' old olive tree as a protected monument of nature since 1963. In Bar in the XII century Bar Archbishop Gregory wrote "Abbot Dukljans Annual" the oldest literary and historical document of the South Slavs.
Bar municipality has 32 cultural monuments:
In the first category is the Old Town Bar. In the second category are the remains of the triconch Topolica (VI century), Abbey Ratacka (XI century),
Monasteries Virgin of Krajinska (Ostros - XI century), Starcevo (XIV century), Moracnik i Beška (islands on the lake – XIV and XV century),
the Church of St. Demetrius (Nehaj – XIII – XIV century), the Church of St. Tekle (Sutomore - XIV century), the Church of St. Roka (Spic - XIV century),
the Church of St. Atanasije (Sotonici - XIV century), the Church of St. Petka (Šušan - XVI century), fortress Nehaj (XV century) and castle complex structures on Topolica.
The third category includes old well (Ostros - XI century), the bazaar town and suburb around the walls (Old Bar XV - XIX century), Omerbašicas mosque (XVII century),
the Church of St. Martyr Eustace (Tomic - XVI century), ), the Church of St. John and St. Archangel Michael (Sotonici - XVIII),
the Church of St. Nicholas (Mikulici - XVI century), the Church os St. Petka (Sotonici - XVIII), the Church of St. Elijah (Velje village - XVI century),
the Church of St. Catherine (Ravanj - Middle Ages), the Church of St. Python (Komina - Middle Ages), fortifications Besac (XV century)
and Grmožur (XIX century), Monasteries Lower Brceli (XV century), Upper Brceli (XVIII) and Orahovo (XV century), the underwater site Bay Bigovica (III - IV century),
the building of tobacco monopoly (Pristan - 1903.g) and the birthplace of Jovan Tomaševic (Upper Brceli - XIX century).
King Nikolas palace was built by Peter Karadjordjevice, and 1885. King Nikola redeemed it. It is surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, and "Prince's Garden",
near the palace, was a gift from Italian King Emmanuel. The palace is now the Heritage Museum and it is used as gallery for all sorts of exhibitions,
musical and theater performances. With the construction of the port in 1952 and the railroad in 1976 Bar became the touristic, traffic and economic center.
Through the Port of Bar, Montenegro is economically connected with the whole world. Bar and its surroundings are suitable for growing olives and other
Mediterranean plant species because of the largest number of sunny days per year. Many hotels and sports facilities in the town are suitable for vacation,
entertainment, sports and recreation.
SUTOMORE I CANJ
Sutomore is a small town near Bar and his beach along with Canj beach makes Pearl Coast of Montenegro.
At Ratac peninsula are the ruins of the Benedictine Monastery of St. Marija (Mary) from 11th century, known by the name of the Bogorodica (Virgin) Ratacka.
From the Middle Ages there are forts Golo Brdo (Tabia) and Haj-Nehaj. Church of St. Tekle from 13th century,
which is located in the city and it is famous for its two altars (Orthodox and Catholic). Sutomore is small but highly visited tourist destination,
with rich entertainment, hotels, restaurants, bars. Canj is a small tourist village between Petrovac and Sutomore. Except the beach,
which attracts with its beauty, there are the hotel and resort that are suitable for children's tours.