Ulcinj Things to Do

  • Ulcinj locals chat and enjoy the evening
    Ulcinj locals chat and enjoy the evening
    by budapest8
  • Mala Plaza Ulcinj, with it's of beach umbrellas
    Mala Plaza Ulcinj, with it's of beach...
    by budapest8
  • %s4 Mala Plaza Ulcinj,2010
    Mala Plaza Ulcinj,2010
    by budapest8

Most Recent Things to Do in Ulcinj

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Outside of the seaward city gate.

    by JLBG Written Aug 21, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    When the seaward city gate is seen from the outside, what is striking is that it is obviously designed only for pedestrians. That means that when it was used as a defense wall, carriages and even horse could get inside only by the inland city gate and, thus could be controlled all the way round. Unwanted visitors could certainly not come in !

    Related to:
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    The seaward city gate seen from the old city.

    by JLBG Written Aug 21, 2005

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The seaward city gate is very close to the sea. When you walk down from the calm and peaceful Stari Grad, it is amazing how suddenly it is busy with people coming up from the crowded beach, may be to look for some calm !

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Tunnel to the sea gate.

    by JLBG Written Aug 21, 2005

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    When you are walking down from the top of the old city, you will at one moment reach the lower city wall and see a kind of bend tunnel (it will not allow canon bullets to reach the city) that leads to the seaward gate.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Close up on Mala plaza.

    by JLBG Written Aug 21, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I feel I have never seen so many parasols on a beach and set so tight; I guess that if some one wants to see the sun and tan, that will not be possible. That makes me think of those shows where a lot of dominos have been arranged so that when you push one, all of them fall down ! Would that happen if one of the parasols fell ? Or what would happen if there was unexpectedly a force 8 gale !

    Related to:
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Cars !

    by JLBG Written Aug 21, 2005

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    There must be living humans in this city, look at the cars ! We have not seen anybody for a while but these cars on the quay mean that we should soon see human beings. This photo was taken from mid height of the old city.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Carving

    by JLBG Written Aug 21, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    On each side, two standing lions looking backwards, holding a shield with a lion looking backwards and two doves. In the middle of the zoo, a circle with in the middle three letters that seem to be OHS (initials of the owner ?). Around the circle, the carving says :
    NEMO PROFETA ACEPTUS EST IN PATRIA SUA.
    This is a Latin sentence that says "nobody is a prophet in his own country". I suppose this guy became wealthy and recognized abroad but was not welcomed when he came back home ?
    BTW, in Latin, it should be "propheta" and "acceptus".

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Austere house

    by JLBG Written Aug 21, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This large house looks much more austere than the previous ones. Its front wall is strait, without any ornament. All the openings, door and window are strait and angular. Nothing fancy, except a small vaulted niche on top of one of the doors which does not look very old. Let us have a closer look.

    Related to:
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Shoe horse

    by JLBG Written Aug 21, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The owner of this house has hung a shoe horse on top of the entrance of his house. This is a common belief since the Middle Ages, all over Europe, that hanging a shoe horse in or outside the house will bring good luck to the house and, more important, to its inhabitants. The origin of this belief remains unexplained.

    Related to:
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    RMG 1983

    by JLBG Written Aug 21, 2005

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Renovation of the old city seems to extend on a 20-25 years period. One of the houses bears a carving with the date of 1983, which must be the date of renovation and RMG, most probably the initials of the owner.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Fortified house ?

    by JLBG Written Aug 21, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This house seems to have just been finished renovating (there is still a scale on the front). It is equally impressive but has a very different style. It looks more like a fortified stronghold, with only one opening in the basement and few in the other levels, designed for easy defense.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture
    • Castles and Palaces

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Close on a renovated palace

    by JLBG Written Aug 21, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This close up on a may be renovated palace shows better the architecture of the building with a long porch that runs across the whole front, opened by elegant arches. Renovating ancient stone building is a job that requires masons trained to handle this special type of job. Renovations in Stari Grad Ulcinj have all been very well done.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    General view of Stari Grad Ulcinj

    by JLBG Written Aug 21, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This general view of Stari Grad Ulcinj was taken from underneath and shows most of the renovated part of the old city. In the far left, restaurant Kalaja, in the middle, restaurant Teuta (look at my restaurant tips) and on the right a building better seen on next photo.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Ruined houses.

    by JLBG Written Aug 21, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    When you walk down from the top of Stari Grad towards the sea gate, the paved passage writhes between ruined houses. A millstone has been abandoned on the side of the alley and the city light seems a bit tipsy. Nobody, not a single living soul ! It is desert !

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture
    • Castles and Palaces

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    1567 cartouche

    by JLBG Written Aug 21, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Set in a wall of one of the buildings of the esplanade, a cartouche is amazingly carved both with Arabic script and Roman numbers ! The date is 1567 (MDLXII) when the Venetian ruled the city (until 1571). I will try to know what this means.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Fountain

    by JLBG Written Aug 21, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    On the top small esplanade of the old city and close to the Balsic tower, a drinking fountain is topped by a crescent and has a cartouche written in Arabic script. It was built by the Turks in 1749. It is not dry and the tap actually delivers water. A few drops allow moistening our lips but anyway, bier is eagerly awaited.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Ulcinj

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

108 travelers online now

Comments

Ulcinj Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Ulcinj things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Ulcinj sightseeing.

View all Ulcinj hotels