The coastal town of Bar is located in the southeastern part of Montenegro. Bar is a major seaport of Montenegro and the administrative capital of Bar Municipality. Bar itself is a modern city; most of the buildings were constructed after the II WW.
However, the Old Town of Bar (Stari Bar) situated at the foot of Mount Rumija, about 5km from the coast, is worth seeing.
The oldest part of the town was built in the Medieval period. The town gate is from the 9th-11th centuries; some buildings from the 14th century. In the 15th century the Venetians took over the town, and a century later the Turks came and stayed in Bar until the 19th century.
Bar is a coastal town in Montenegro and the major sea port of Montenegro. The town is well known for its rich cultural and its historic tradition and its olive trees which are found all over the place. Bar has a fine Mediterranean climate with an average of 270 sunny days per year and is one of the Mediterranean’s sunniest towns. It is strategically positioned geographically for an incredible view and its historic and cultural tradition as well as its natural surrounding makes Bar an outstanding town.
Transportation to the town can be either by a bus, a car, a boat or a train. The town has no nearby airport so the fastest way to there is by a train. Train transportation is facilitated by Serbian Railways,which operates trips from Novi Sad and Serbia to Bar with stops in different cities across the country. Montenegro lines facilitate water transportation, which operates daily trips from Bari and Italy. To get to the town by means of a vehicle, one can either rent a car or travel by bus, which drops the passengers 2km from the town center.
Bar has many lovely spots and sightseeing sites that date back to the 16th century. The old town of Bar is only 4km away from the coast and is one of the world’s largest fortified archeological sites. The old town of Bar is towered by Mount Rumija and surrounded by natural beauty; any visitor to the town will certainly be impressed by how the ancient ruins are well preserved and kept.
The town has other monuments that may be of interest to the visitors especially the oldest ones. Among the oldest is a monument that was built in the 6th century, this shrine is the Bar Triconch Church. The Chronicle of the Priest of Duklja was also created in Bar in the 12th century, and the remaining of Our Lady of Ratac was also established in the area in the 9th century. Other remaining historical monuments that can be found in Bar include the 19th century King’s Nikola Palace, Fortress Nehaj dating back to the 16th century and The Old Olive of Mirovica dating back to about 2000 years ago, which remains one of the oldest olive trees in the world. Archaeological discoveries and history can also be found at the County Museum in Bar.
The town of Bar has subtle and warm Mediterranean beaches for the visitor to enjoy as well as beautiful ocean viewing. Accommodation is not a problem for the tourists as there are numerous hostels and restaurants. Apart from the archeological findings, there are over 20 beaches in bar, which makes it a unique town to visit.