The old town of Budva is romantic but it’s really tiny. Outside the walls typical seaside resort grows still bigger.
Morning welcomed us with rain. Wet at the seaside? Well … We decided to give the weather a chance 😉 We took a road south and arrived at parking place under a mall in Budva. It was still drizzling. Under umbrellas, we made a walk along the yacht harbour. Big machines were standing there and one … submarine.
We entered the old town through one of its 6 gates. It was all stony: walls, buildings and pavements. We took pictures and realized that with the wet surfaces these urban landscapes look even more appealing!
We wandered along the tiny empty streets and then reached the „famous corner” with 4 churches (two of them closed) and a citadel (admittance is charged). This part of the city is settled straight on rocks diving into the sea. It’s a charming place but only for a while. After a few minutes crowds of tourists flooded it and it lost its romantic touch.
We left the walls and headed towards a miniature beach with a platform. 4 men were just jumping from it to have a short swim. I managed to capture them with the view on old Budva. It stopped raining and the sun was faintly beaming through the clouds.
We went back along the tiny streets but now we had to squeeze through lines of people coming in both directions. So the good advise for you: come to Budva early (8.00 – 9.00 in the morning) if you want to experience the silent beauty of this place.
It was time to leave Budva and head for Kotor (more in my next post).