There is more than Beach and Sand in Ulqine. if you fancy touring around the city, here are some tips.
1 Ulqini, the main castle( old city fortess:
Ulqini 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. the old Castle is 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.
sure you visit the old town, walk down to the rest of Ulqini either via Mala Plaza and the South Gate or to further up the town via the museum and the North Gate, where you can
explored every alleyway and small narrow street.
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
(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
4 Ulqini Salina:
Ulqine 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
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.
6 The castle
The small museum located in the old Castle, 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 Ulqini’s past and Bronze age and Turkish artefacts. A building close to the museum has a model of the old Castle before the earthquake and more remains of
pre-earthquake Old Town buildings.