On the upper, highest level there is the citadel-fortress with the powerful tower, dominating not only the old town, but the whole surrounding. It is connected to the last representatives of the Balshic dynasty, a rich family from the Skadar area, who had made Ulcinj into their residence by the end of the XIV and beginning of the XV century. Later the Ottomans built the third floor of the Balshic Tower as well as the spherical dome in the ground floor.

This magnificent edifice has a view to the sea from three sides. It is doubtless one of the most representative edifices of mediaeval architecture in Montenegro. Nowadays it is used as a gallery or a location for organizing poets’ nights.