Saturday, 25 September 2010

Bar, Montenegro

Another postcard from Montenegro...

Bar is a coastal town in Montenegro. It has a population of 13,719 (2003 census) and it is a major seaport of Montenegro. A long-lasting melting-pot of different confessions and nations, Bar represents a mix of modernity, tradition and beauty. It is an important and dynamic economic centre within Montenegro, but is also a town of rich cultural and historical tradition. Some of the highest achievements of Montenegro’s civilization originated in Bar. The oldest written documents and the most important work of medieval Montenegrin literature and history can be found here. The town also served as the seat of the oldest religious institution of Montenegro (the Bar archbishopric). One of the world’s oldest olive trees grows here, the Old Olive of Mirovica, which is more than 2000 years old.

Of all the cultural and historical monuments in Bar, the 19th-century King Nikola’s palace is the one that attracts the most attention. Built right beside the sea, it houses the County Museum which contains all the most significant archaeological finds from this region. Within this residential complex, beside the palace, there are two watchtowers called “gvardije”, a court chapel called the “small palace” and an orangerie.

As for the stamp, I'm clueless again. I wish there was a comprehensive online catalogue of all stamps issued in the world but that really would be too much to ask. :P

1 comment:

Ana said...

this one is from a set of 3 and it comes from a mixed (Europa hang-on) issue....the stamps is said to portray historical heritage.