Fortress Kosmac

  • Fortress Kosmac
  • Old Town and the road to the beach Mogren
  • Fortress Kosmac
  • Old Town and the road to the beach Mogren
  • Fortress Kosmac
  • of the Citadel
  • Square between the churches
  • Street in old town
  • Street in old town
  • Square poet
  • Remains of Roman villa
  • Modern Gallery
  • Church of Santa Maria
  • Church of St. Troica
  • Square in Old Town
  • Building Museum Budva
  • Museum Budva
  • Budva Museum
  • Budva Museum
  • Budva Museum
  • Ethnographic Museum
  • Ethnographic Museum
  • The interior of the Citadel
  • Library at the Citadel
  • The remains of the church of Santa Maria de Castello
  • Citadela
  • Monastery Podostrog
  • Terrace monastery Podostrog
  • Inside the monastery Podostrog
  • Monastery Stanjevici
  • Inside the monastery Stanjevici
  • Budva by night
  • hotel Avala, hotel Mogren, Old Town
  • Theatre City Budva
  • Citadela
  • beach Mogren
  • Citadela
  • beach Pizana
  • beach Ricardova glava
  • Monument of Stefan Mitrov Ljubisa
  • square Palms
  • Roman necropolis
  • Budva by Night
  • Monastery Stanjevici
  • Monastery Stanjevici

Of the many sights hidden high up in the hills above Budva, Kosmač Fortress is perhaps the impressive. A fine example of functional mid-19th century military architecture, it was built during the 1840s along what was then the border between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Montenegro, and was the most important and strategically placed of the chain of defensive fortifications in the area - receiving a personal visit from Emperor Franz Joseph himself in 1875. Constructed from grey limestone dug out from local quarries, the fortress still blends in quite seamlessly with the rugged rocky terrain. Nowadays the structure is in a state of disrepair that could even be called ruins (as it's missing its roof and significant portions of its tower and walls), but it is still a visually stunning specimen with breathtaking views.