From Ulcinj: Visit Stari Bar and Old Olive Tree

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Stari Bar: Montenegro's ancient treasure, brimming with medieval ruins, Ottoman architecture, and breathtaking mountain vistas.


  • Visit Stari Bar
  • See the oldest Olive Tree in Montenegro
  • Experience the local food of Stari Bar


Stari Bar is a historic town located in Montenegro, known for its well-preserved medieval architecture and rich cultural heritage. The name 'Stari Bar' translates to 'Old Bar' in English, distinguishing it from the modern city of Bar, which lies along the Adriatic coast nearby. Stari Bar is situated inland, surrounded by mountains, which historically provided protection from invaders. The town's strategic location made it an important trade center and stronghold throughout history. It was inhabited by various civilizations, including the Illyrians, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and Ottomans, each leaving their mark on the town's architecture and culture. One of the most famous attractions in Stari Bar is the Old Olive Tree of Mirovica. This ancient olive tree, estimated to be over 2,000 years old, is considered one of the oldest living olive trees in Europe. It has survived centuries of wars, natural disasters, and changing civilizations, symbolizing resilience and endurance. The Old Olive Tree of Mirovica has become a symbol of Stari Bar and is revered by locals and visitors alike. It stands as a testament to the region's rich agricultural history and the importance of olive cultivation in Montenegro. Visitors to Stari Bar often make a point of visiting the tree, marveling at its ancient beauty and the stories it holds within its gnarled trunk. In addition to the Old Olive Tree, Stari Bar boasts other attractions, including well-preserved fortress walls, churches, mosques, and quaint cobblestone streets. The town's historical significance and architectural charm make it a popular destination for tourists interested in exploring Montenegro's cultural heritage.


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