City Break in Ulqini

The natural beauty of the City, centuries old buildings with elements of Baroque and Renaissance style. The tower of  Balšića , the palace Venezia, Piazza slaves, Long Beach, Southern Soul Festival.

Ulqini has always attracted people from all over the world, lies in the natural beauty of this area. The Mediterranean climate with about 218 sunny days a year, it is suitable for subtropical vegetation which abounds in Ulqin/Ulcinj . Olives, citrus, pine, agave and palm trees and many other types of surround some of the most beautiful beaches and bays on the Adriatic. Ulqin Riviera is miles long and covered with fine sand Long Beach. Staying on it is a unique experience during the day, especially at sunset during the magical play of light and color.

1 Ulcinj Stari Grad Kalaja (Old city fortress).

Ulcinj is one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic coast,
with evidence of settlement dating back to 500 BC
withstanding the ravages of time for 25 centuries.
Stari Grad juts up magically on the cliffs above the open sea,
with its face towards Otrant it is guaranteed to captivate all your senses
and give you somewhat of an awning of past civilizations and empires
as you weander round the stone walled city walls and steep alley ways.

We spent about 10 days on and off living at Zuto's in the old town, and must say that our walks down to the rest of Ulcinj either via Mala Plaza and the South Gate or to further up
the town via the museum and the North Gate,  it was one of the best holidays I have ever had. We explored every alleyway and small narrow street
and soon it felt like home away from home.

2 Cathedral of St. Nikola.

Just down the ramp leading from the Old Town on the western side of the town, is the Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nikola. The church was built in 1890 on the site of an earlier 15th century monastery dedicated to Archangel Mihailo. The Cathedral sits in the middle of a beautiful garden filled with ancient trees with beautifully knarled.

3 Southern Soul Festival.

(SSF) will be held from 30 June to 3 July at the Long Beach – “D’Olcinium”. The names of the performers have already been announced.

The most prominent names in Brazil, Marcos Valle and Ed Motta, representatives of the Brazilian jazz, funk and soul music, will bring singing and dancing back to life on the main stage of the festival. The list includes the British performer Yussef Kamaal Trio, Pete Jozef, Nicola Conte, Paul Murphy, Nick Hosier, Kev Beadle, Patrick Forge, Rich Medina, Rahaan, Kiko Navarro, Rainer Trueby, Eddy Ramich, Dom Servini, Red Greg, The Reflex and many others.

4 Ulqini Salina.

Ulcinj Salina is one of the largest Salinas throughout the Mediterranean. It is a haven for wildlife, a bird sanctuary. Breeding and wintering have become a part and parcel of this place. In the last 30 years, Salina has obtained both national and international recognition. It is a perfect example of a synergy between the biodiversity protection and salt production. The synergy between the sun and wind brings forth numerous health benefits, such the formation of the medicinal mud. Thanks to the rich biodiversity, bird-watching has become an international pastime.

5 Church -Mosque.

The most mesmerizing monument that stands as a symbol of coexistence between the Western and Eastern culture is beyond doubt the Church-Mosque of Ulcinj, situated in the Old Town.

The Church of Saint Maria was built in 1510 by Venetians. Once the place was conquered by the Ottoman Empire, the Church turned into a Mosque. The Mosque bears the name of Sultan Selim II.

A carved stone minaret was built by Hajji Halil Skura back in 1693.

It was a meeting point of distinguished Raeeses while decision – making.

Portal Ul-info has published a photo of this object, taken back in 1935.

6 Stari Grad Museum.

The small museum located in the Stari Grad has a limited but interesting display of local artefacts. Many of the architectural items were recovered after the 1979 earthquake and are displayed in alcoves outside the museum building. Inside are items from Ulcinj’s past and Bronze age and Turkish artefacts. A building close to the museum has a model of the Stari Grad before the earthquake and more remains of pre-earthquake Old Town buildings.