Ulcinj Things to Do

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    Ulcinj locals chat and enjoy the evening
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    Ulcinj Stari Grad Kalaja (Old city fortress)

    by budapest8 Written Sep 17, 2010

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    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.

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    Ulcinj Stari Grad Kalaja (Old city fortress)

    by budapest8 Written Sep 17, 2010

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    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.

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    Observing life on the Mala Plaza

    by budapest8 Written Sep 16, 2010

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    Beach hawker on Mala Plaza Ulcinj
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    Beach hawkers selling stuffed pheasants
    and ducks, a crew of 3 with a monkey shouting
    as they moving along the shoreline, "FOTO, FOTO"
    cruel to see a poor monkey who should be swinging
    about the trees in Africa and not used as a means
    to get money. But the region has come through a
    horrible war and these people were probably fearing
    for their lives or the future 16 years before.

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    Observing life on the Mala Plaza

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    Instead of stuffy museums and dusty
    artifacts from bygone epochs, then try
    feeling the pulse of the region with most
    people coming from Bosnia, Macedonia,
    Albania, Kosovo, Serbia and Montenegro.
    Of course this resort must host predominately
    Muslim tourists and one can feel the much more
    friendly atmosphere to that of other resorts further
    north up the coast. No burkas or bearded men, but
    the more tolerant side of believers of Islam with
    women in bikinis and beach attire like any western
    beach resort.

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    Walkabout in old Ulcinj

    by budapest8 Updated Sep 16, 2010

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    Old Ulcinj alleyways
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    OLD ULCINJ

    I sort of stumbled upon this part of the city by
    accident, while checking out various accom
    and rooms advertised.
    Old Ulcinj emits a real Oriental spirit that might
    be a reminder that Ulcinj has the largest Albanian
    community and used to even be part of Albania..
    It is situated about 2 km away from the centre of
    the new town with newer apartment buildings, offices and banks.
    Narrow, steep, twisting, and layered with the threadbare
    cobblestones streets, still faithfully testify about all the past
    epochs that have marked this town:
    reign of the pirates, Byzantium, Venetians, Turks…
    When you walk down the streets of the Old Ulcinj, it looks as
    if for a moment you're going back to the time of the sultans,
    pashas or aga (despots), in the centuries when except by
    the sabers, yataghan , the events were remembered by
    beautiful slave women, or the sounds of the wooden slippers
    which were an unavoidable elements of the folk female Islamic
    costumes. Small and low buildings, family houses in a district style,
    are situated along the narrow city nest.
    However, more recently due to tourism,
    there are various souvenir shops, barbershops, pastry shops,
    market stores and many other similar shops,
    which emit the spirit of Orient. Your visit to
    Old Ulcinj simply will be an
    unforgettable part of your tour along and around
    the narrowest part of the Montenegrin coast.

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    Cathedral of St. Nikola

    by pure1942 Updated May 13, 2009

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    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 trunks. (see pics)

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    Velika PLaza

    by pure1942 Written May 13, 2009

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    Velika Plaza is one of the Adriatic coasts best beaches. The 12km long is the scene of a mass invasion of sun-worshipers during the summer but like Mala Plaza was virtually deserted during our visit bar a few dog walkers and fellow strollers. During the summer there are bars, cafes and restaurants along the beach but none were open in April. Sun-loungers and parasols can also be rented during the summer. The beach is about a 45 minute walk east from Ulcinj beachfront but I believe there are buses running the route during the summer.
    Sorry boout the lack of pic. Didn’t have my camera with me...for once!

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    Mala Plaza

    by pure1942 Written May 13, 2009

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    Although severely overcrowded during the summer, the Mala Plaza was virtually deserted during and visit and was a lovely place for a short stroll, especially at sunset when the sun drops behind the Old Town sitting high above the eastern side of the bay. Behind the beach Obala B Kidrica runs parallel to the beach and is lined with a string of cafes, bars, restaurants and fast food joints. Looked very tacky but may appear more pleasing when spruced up for the summer season. At the western end of the beach is a lovely, part-stilted bar which sits overhanging the water below. Great place to watch the sun go down across the bay.

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    Stari Grad Museum

    by pure1942 Written May 13, 2009

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    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.

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    Stari Grad

    by pure1942 Written May 13, 2009

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    Ulcinj’s Old Town is nowhere near as commercial as many other European cities and the town is still mainly residential apart from a few restaurants. After a severe earthquake in 1979, the Old Town has been well reconstructed and a stroll through the cobblestone lanes and alleys of the Old Town gives great views over the bay and west along the rugged coast of Montenegro. The Stari Grad sits high on a rocky outcrop which protects the western side of the bay and the huge stone walls of the ramparts rise steeply from the sea and small harbour to protect the town. Apart from the enjoyable experience of strolling through the mazing laneways and up the cobbled town stepped alleys and taking in the great views from the walls, the town’s main attraction is a small museum, built around the remains of a 14th century mosque.

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    The old town of Ulcinj

    by Assenczo Written Jan 15, 2007

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    Up and down in downtown

    One has to go through the back alleys of the old town and meat some local folk and local fauna. It is relatively easy to climb despite the promontory’s ominous look and the views are magnificent. In the process, you might acquire the healthiest tan you have ever asked for.

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    Mala plaza or Plazhi i Vog‘l

    by JLBG Updated Sep 29, 2005

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    Woooh ! Here they are (enlarge the photo, please) ! This is why there was nobody in the old city : they were all on the beach. When I mean all, I mean all ! Mala plaža in Serbian or Plazhi i Vog‘l in Albanian mean "small beach", though it is about 800m wide. The Small Beach and its bay lie between the points of Punta e Nuradinit (Punta Nuradinit) and Suka (Cap Ratislava). Let us have a closer look !

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    Renovated palace ?

    by JLBG Updated Sep 29, 2005

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    This imposing group of building has been renovated and looks really great. It seems that it is now hosting several private apartments with a great view towards the bay and the open sea. I have no clue yet of what it was and the history of the building.

    The Balsič or Balshaj tower (Kulla e Balshajve, in Albanian) was built when the Albanian feudal family of Balshaj won Venice and took over control of the town. The Balsic tower as been renovated for an art gallery. This building could be the Balsič tower, but I am not sure.

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    Cross road to the old city

    by JLBG Updated Sep 29, 2005

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    This photo shows Ulaz 26 Novembar (26 November street), the street (from right to left) that goes from the newest part of the city to the city beach, Mala Plaža (small beach), in a narrow valley. In the background, Stari Grad (the old city) and Pasha mosque. The street that starts slantwise leads to the inland entrance into the old city.

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    Tracks of living humans !

    by JLBG Updated Aug 24, 2005

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    In another alley, there is undoubtedly tracks of living humans ! Freshly hung washing clearly shows that we are not completely alone on this stony and sunny promontory ! We keep looking for human presence. And for beer !

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