The Church-Mosque

During the rule of the Venetians the Church of St. Maria was built in the Old Town in 1510, which was turned into a mosque of the sultan Selim II as soon as the Turks conquered Ulcinj in 1571. It used to be the so-called carska džamija – imperial mosque, as it did not have any vakufs from which it could have been financed at the beginning, so that its employees were paid from the state budget.Hadzi Halil Skura added a minaret in 1693 made of nicely cut stone, in the lower part, on a rectangular base, which was made narrower on top. The religious purpose of this mosque ended in 1878, actually when the Montenegrins entered Ulcinj for the first time. This religious building also had a maktab (school). All the Ulcinj reises (captains) would gather there when an important decision had to be made.

This building is the most beautiful monument incorporating a combination of the West and the East in the architecture of Ulcinj. It hosts the town museum.

 


Green Culture Fest

Third Green Culture Festival ( GCF ) will be held in Ulcinj from 10th to  12th of September.

Several hundred participants are expected to participate at this "  green economy " Fair. 

 

Attractions

Long Beach

There are hardly any tourists who have spent their holidays in Ulcinj without visiting the Ulcinj Long Beach. Thus, should you decide to spend your holiday on Velika Plazha,

you will certainly be charmed by the miles-long sandy beach which joins the crystal clean sea with a masterful painter’s line. 

Interesting

MIGUEL de SERVANTES

According to the legend in the end of the XVI century the well-known Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes was a slave in Ulcinj.

Some investigators recognized a woman from Ulcinj in his Dulcinea of Tobosa, the leading role in his novel.