Budva is Montenegro’s main tourist centre; the busiest – and in summer the most crowded – settlement along the coast. The secret of the city’s popularity rests mainly on its beautiful, mainly sandy coastline, which caters for the would-be bathers.
In addition to the splendid beaches of the “Budva Riviera”, the city also possesses a tiny, but beautiful, historic centre. Surrounded by a wall, the historic centre is located on a small peninsula which extends as a harbour-side promenade.
Characterised by winding, narrow streets, and small squares, the historic-centre is rich in monuments such as the medieval Churches of St. Ivan, St. Bogorodica and St. Sava. Next to the Citadel, which also dates from the Middle Ages, stands the colourful Church of St. Trojica, built in 1804.