Rediscovering Prčanj and Kotor
Returning to Montenegro's Hidden Gem.
Welcome to the this edition of This Week in the Balkans
For the first time in over 4 years, we are back in the Prčanj, Donji Stoliv area.
Things have changed that's for sure, but it’s nice to be back that's for sure.
Prčanj, is a charming coastal town that offers a captivating blend of history, natural beauty, and cultural richness. Exploring Prčanj is like stepping into a time capsule that showcases the region's intriguing past and picturesque landscapes.
The history of Prčanj dates back centuries, with its origins rooted in the Venetian Republic's influence. The town's strategic location along the Bay of Kotor made it an essential maritime center during medieval times, facilitating trade and maritime activities. The Venetian influence is evident in the architecture, as centuries-old buildings adorned with intricate facades and red-tiled roofs line the narrow streets.
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Walking through the town feels like strolling through a living museum, with every corner revealing a piece of its history. During the Ottoman era, Prčanj retained its importance as a trading hub, and the Ottoman influence left its mark on the town's culture and architecture as well. The blend of Venetian and Ottoman elements creates a unique and visually striking environment that enchants tourists and history enthusiasts alike. One of the town's most remarkable features is its collection of palaces and churches. These architectural gems showcase the wealth and influence of the past inhabitants.
The Church of St. Ivan dates back to the 15th century and features stunning frescoes that offer a glimpse into the artistic and spiritual heritage of the region. The Bujović Palace, built in the 18th century, is a testament to the opulence of the town's maritime traders.
The natural beauty surrounding Prčanj is equally captivating. The Bay of Kotor, often referred to as Europe's southernmost fjord, boasts crystal-clear waters framed by towering mountains.
Exploring Kotor, Montenegro After 4 Years!
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Coming on Sunday
Coming on Sunday, and hitting your inboxes about seven o'clock in the morning, is our next podcast, about the wild horses of Livno.
I’ll be talking with equine photographer Ruth Chamberlain, who last year (2022), embarked on a remarkable journey to document the captivating lives of the wild horses of Livno and how a breathtaking photograph that she saw, led her on an unforgettable adventure.
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