Old Town Bar, with its three millennia of existence, represents not only the multicultural phenomenon of Montenegro, but one of the most important sites of Medieval Europe. The grandiose ruins of the abandoned town, although somewhere covered with dense ivy and sheltered by treetops of southern plants, are nevertheless visible, and for centuries hidden history seeks for archaeology, and its ability to connect the missing pieces.
Mr Mladen Zagarčanin, curator
The remains of The Old Town of Bar were completely devastated by severe earthquake in 1979. All the buildings were seriously damaged and most of them was totally destroyed. Through the eighties huge challenging restoration projects were conducted, still not to be completed. Fortifications and the buildings were restored according to the documentation on their original state. Most of the restored buildings and structures are presented here in 3D.
3D VIRTUAL MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECTS
Import of traditional ceramics into the medieval Town of Bar came mainly from two areas of Apennine Peninsula. On one hand, ceramics was imported from the area of southern Italy, with workshops in Apuglia and Basilicates. The second area of import was northern Italy, primarily Venetian region. Given the facts that the city was under the control of Venice for 128 consecutive years, Venetian imports are represented by the largest number of vessels.
First systematic investigations and surveys of the remains of the Old Town of Bar were conducted during the fifties of 20th century. The Old Town of Bar was archaeologically investigated in several campaigns, after which a capital monograph “Stari Bar” was published by professor Djurdje Boskovic. This piece of work until today gives most extensive account on history and archaeology of the old town. Following the devastation by an earthquake in 1979, curator and archaeologist Omer Perocevic was working on restoration of a destroyed old town.
In the first decade of the 21th century, modern and systematic investigations and continuity of restoration of the old town of Bar got new momentum. Under the direction of curator and archaeologist mr Mladen Zagarcanin, the old town was archaeologically investigated through the campaigns in which some of the eminent experts and Universities participated. Moreover, challenging work on building restoration was continued with some of the newly restored structures such as Saint Katerine`s church.
JP KULTRUNI CENTAR BAR
“The Old Town of Bar”
Summer: from 08:00 to 20:00 o`clock.
Winter: from 09:00 to 17:00 o`clock.
Adults: 2 EUR.
Children: 1 EUR.
Group visits are welcome to request a guiding service.