Old Town Herceg Novi

Places of interest
The Old Town of Herceg Novi is only six centuries old, but it represents the best juncture of history and culture, past and modern time. The Old Town was established by the Bosnian King Tvrtko I, who had the intention of turning it into a successful trading port. As salt was an important commodity at the time, Herceg Novi became the competitor to Dubrovnik in the trade of salt. The town was called Sveti Stefan, but as the youngest town, it was also called Novi (new), Castrum Novum, Castel Nuovo.

The Old Town is surrounded by the wall which was built from the 14th to 19th century. Inside the town, as the most significant monuments stand out the fortress Forte Mare (14th century), Kanli Kula (15th century), The Clock Tower Tora (19th century). All of them have almost preserved the spirit of the periods they were built in. One of the trademarks of the Old Town is the long stairs, called 'Skaline' by the locals.

Photo credit by hercegnovi.travel


Old Town, Herceg Novi, 85340

View Larger Map

Book Nearby Accommodation

View Larger Map

My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Montenegro.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Book Experiences in Montenegro

Create & Share your own Guide to Montenegro with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


Mini Guides

We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Montenegro is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Montenegro

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Montenegro