Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
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  • anonmate
    New York City, New York156 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stari Grad Budva
    The Old Town of Budva (Stari Grad) is a lovely and much smaller version of Kotor Old Town. Typical winding alleys, churches, shops, great sea views. Midtown Budva is extremely crowded and touristy, but Old Town has a completely different atmosphere. Worth a visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 16, 2023
  • Pavel1977
    Banbridge, United Kingdom482 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Montenegro. Budva
    Budva was on the list to visit after visiting Kotor. Touristic place with lots of historical buildings, restaurants, bars, boats, shops and other touristic attractions. Just in the town center quite big beach and yacht harbour where offered sea trip on boat. You would enjoy walking on promenade and in old town. Probably next time I will stay here a bit longer.
    Visited May 2023
    Written July 8, 2023
  • youbel1970
    Brussels, Belgium1,318 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing little town. Old town only
    Great old town and nice to spend the day to relax. Must visit early morning to avoid large group Many very nice restaurants and cafe in the old town. Narrow street and good atmosphere all over the city. Finish by the harbour and a terrace nearby.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 22, 2023
  • AAGill
    London, United Kingdom195 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good day out but expensive.
    The Old Town is charming. It is a good tourist destination. It has lots and lots of souvenir shops, bars.and restaurants. You can spend a day here very happily, either shopping or just having coffee and watching the world rush by. Be aware however that it is expensive here. Prices can be compared to that of London. The souvenir shops contain more or less the same things. There are shops selling fake designer handbags etc. There are a few more interesting ware but you have to hunt them out. The restaurants can be a bit hit and miss. The best one we tried was Restaurant Rivijera. If you are visiting - go just before lunch and have lunch there too. Try to avoid the evenings as the old town and the whole surrounding area becomes very very crowded. Everyone tends to start their evening from around 8.30pm.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 26, 2023
  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,683 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Old Town with Citadel and sea
    We spent a week in Budva, so we often visited the Old Town. It has a special atmosphere with its townwalls, gates and towers, churches, Citadel and beautiful old buildings. Perhaps the most beautiful from the sea, from a ship. I liked walking in the narrow streets and enjoyed the vibe of a lively place. We walked there by day or in the evenings (it was totally different), and took many nice photos.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 1, 2023
  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad4,837 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Old Town
    No other like Budva Old Town. Even though Montenegro is not an expensive place, Budva is bit more expensive than other cities like Podgorica. The town boasts of many restaurants, stores, cafes etc. The view in the town is breathtaking with the seaside as it backdrop. I will highly recommend it to all visitors.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written September 2, 2023
  • Amonqk
    Sofia, Bulgaria6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love it here
    I’ve been in love with Old Budva for years now. My favourite place in all of Budva and maybe all of Montenegro. I visit every year and I take a walk through the old town almost every evening during my visit. The atmosphere is unmatched. Very old town, but young people having fun everywhere around you. It’s very popular among tourists and it is always full of life. The nightlife in Old Budva is very active as well. 10/10 for me.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 3, 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia1,712 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful old town by the sea
    Love this old town one of the better ones to see in the balkans region. Location is perfect near the sea, wonderful mixture of historical buildings, walls, citadel and lots more. Really enjoyed the narrow lane ways, with shod and restaurants also worth exploring. I real highlight of my time in Montenegro.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 10, 2023
  • Baskal Busra
    Türkiye39 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bit overrated but good
    We went there in october. The weather was pretty nice then, so it was good a take a little walk around old town. It is pretty small area. If you are not planning to take a sit in the cafe’s, an hour will be more then enough to wander. Little shops and cafes are lovely. Amazing for photographs.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 22, 2024
  • Gabriel A
    Ploiesti, Romania4,114 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Superb Old Town Budva
    Arriving in Budva, an ancient city (2500 years old) you have something to see. The old city is surrounded by massive walls. Entering the fortress you can admire the narrow streets with old palaces and churches. Of course, don't miss the square of the poets, The ruins of an ancient church with the fountain. I recommend warmly a walk in this wonderful old town.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 29, 2024
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BharathiMani
Bengaluru, India3,160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Loved the Budva old Town. We did as a part of day trip from Dubrovnik.
The town is very quaint and you can spend a couple of hours walking around soaking in the sights and enjoying a cappuccino at a cafe.
Written May 1, 2022
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,560 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The best time to visit Old Budva is early in the morning, before the shops open. It's quiet here, almost no people, perfect time to take photos. At 9:00am when the shops and the Citadel open, the old town is filled with tourists. Then it is almost impossible to walk in the narrow streets as it is overcrowded.

There are many restaurants and cafes, countless gift shops, you can visit one of the churches (all are free) or the Citadel. There is also a small museum.
Written August 23, 2022
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Karen S
New York City, NY5,252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
We walked around the small streets of the old city, looking into the amazing variety of shops offering everything you can imagine. Every corner had cafes, restaurants and each one was clean and very inviting. We saw the 2 churches and enjoyed a lovely meal at one of the nearby restaurants.
Written September 14, 2022
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A small fortified town. It has something from Dubrovnik, but it is far from its beauty. Narrow cobbled streets, stone buildings, many small restaurants, bars and souvenir shops. You can walk along a fairly large portion of the defensive walls for 2 euros. The views are beautiful. Also, you can visit the citadel. A ticket is paid, about 4 euros. It's not much to see, but it worth for the view from the top terrace.
In total, you need about 2-3 hours to visit it.
Written August 6, 2022
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Worldwide Travel
Bangkok, Thailand4,918 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We visited Budva as part of a tour of Kotor and Perast as well. Budva's old town is nice but perhaps a notch down from Kotor and especially not as nice as Dubrovnik about 2 hours north in Croatia. So I would recommend a stop in Budva but for tourists staying in a hotel in Budva, I am not sold about making it your base. There is a beach but it was not particularly great. In fact I preferred the marina area right outside the old town.
Written March 6, 2020
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johnwoolmer79
Church Stretton, UK28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Very similar to many of the towns and harbours lining.the Adriatic coast. Budva is undergoing a building boom and construction is everywhere...except for the Aldstadt which, mercifully, is largely left alone.
Old limestone walls contain the history and the old buildings. Eateries and bars vie with souvenir shops, cafes and increasingly high-end clothing stores.
Everywhere is kept clean and the streets are lined with trees, bushes and flowerbeds.
Çoffee is always available, as is cold beer and very drinkable wine...a cheap way to people -watch and enjoy the sunshine in this old Montenegran port.
Written March 27, 2024
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Violeta Skominaite
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
It's an amazing experience to wonder through narrow streets of 2500 year-old Budva which was painstainkingly rebuilt after 1970's earthquake using old stones....Even on hot summer days you can find shade on those cobbled streets. Visit the gallery of Balcan artists and other shops selling hand-made things, have a cocktail in one of dozens of cafes, climb the walls of the Citadel for a fantastic view... have a good time.
Written July 22, 2021
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Saffary
Boston, UK480 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Budva old town is smaller than Kotor so one day is enough to visit. Ticket must be purchased to get inside. There is a library inside of the castle. There are also many cafe, bar, restaurants and souvenirs around the castle wall. It is located next to the marina.
Written July 8, 2023
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AAGill
London, UK195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
The Old Town is charming. It is a good tourist destination. It has lots and lots of souvenir shops, bars.and restaurants. You can spend a day here very happily, either shopping or just having coffee and watching the world rush by. Be aware however that it is expensive here. Prices can be compared to that of London.

The souvenir shops contain more or less the same things. There are shops selling fake designer handbags etc. There are a few more interesting ware but you have to hunt them out. The restaurants can be a bit hit and miss. The best one we tried was Restaurant Rivijera.

If you are visiting - go just before lunch and have lunch there too. Try to avoid the evenings as the old town and the whole surrounding area becomes very very crowded. Everyone tends to start their evening from around 8.30pm.
Written August 26, 2023
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anonmate
New York City, NY156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The Old Town of Budva (Stari Grad) is a lovely and much smaller version of Kotor Old Town. Typical winding alleys, churches, shops, great sea views. Midtown Budva is extremely crowded and touristy, but Old Town has a completely different atmosphere. Worth a visit.
Written June 16, 2023
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