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Top places to photograph in Coastal Montenegro
These are the very best Coastal Montenegro Instagram spots, curated by the PhotoHound team. If you've got limited time here, these are the must-see locations to shoot while you're in Coastal Montenegro!
The Kotor Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral that was consecrated in 1166. Compared to other buildings, the Kotor Cathedral is one of the largest and most ornate buildings in Kotor. It suffered two major earthquakes in 17th century and in 1979, but has been beautifully rebuilt. It offers many photo opportunities, inside and outside, so is well worth visiting.
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Gospa od Zdravlja (Our Lady of Health) is a tiny church situated above the old town of Kotor. From here you have great views over the rooftops of the city and if you can’t face the climb all the way up to San Giovanni fort, this is a great spot for photos.
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From this spot you have a front view of the Old Town of Kotor and the mighty city walls surrounding the hill above the city. The walls are lit at night which looks amazing from a distance and adds a warm aura above the city.
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Our Lady of the Rocks is one of the two islets off the coast of Perast in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro. It is a man-made island, built artificially by scuttling old ships and depositing stones around a small crag. The island offers plenty of photo ops and you should allow at least 30-40min to visit it.
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This old road to Njeguši plateau must be one of the most scenic drives in Europe. The road climbs up the mountain and with every turn the views get better. You can make several stops to photograph the views, but be careful not to block the road as it is very narrow.
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At the designated coordinates the roadside is wide enough to park a car - you will find it easily as most of the tourists stop here and locals sell souvenirs.
This is the highest viewpoint in Montenegro reachable by car (with the exception of the 461 steps leading up from the car park). On a clear day you can literally see all of Montenegro, into Croatia, out into the Adriatic sea, Lake Skadar, Albania and Durmitor national park to the north.
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One of the highlights of Montenegro is Sveti Stefan. The former fishing village situated on a peninsula became a hotel-town 60 years ago. According to tradition, a fortified village was built in the 15th century to defend against the Turks and became a haven for pirates of the Adriatic and initially housed 12 families. All of the buildings were acquired by the Yugoslav government and turned into an upscale hotel during the communist period. From this spot you have the best views of the island and surrounding area.
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Smaller and quieter than Budva, Petrovac is a good base from which to explore the coast of Montenegro. The town itself has a few interesting sights to photograph so you could plan to stay here for at least one night.
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The Kastelo (castle) is built on a small rocky outcrop at the western end of the beach. It creates a safe harbor for small fishing boats. There is a nice cafe here and you can walk up the steps behind it to capture the dramatic view (see cover image).
Rijeka Crnojevića is an incredibly beautiful river that feeds into Lake Skadar. It has carved its way to the lake through Karst terrain, creating amazing scenery. This is the most scenic stop along its course - I nicknamed it “Montenegrin horseshoe bend”.
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