Church of Santa Maria in Punta

Budva, Montenegro

Santa Maria in Punta is one of the oldest pre-Romanic churches in the Montenegro coastal region. According to the preserved written record, this church was established by the Benedictines in 840 AD as their cloister and this was later taken over by the Franciscans. The oldest school in Budva was located in this Monastery. A large number of old tombs have been found in the church. For a period of time, it was the home to an archaeological collection of artefacts discovered in a necropolis in Budva, but the church is currently used for art exhibitions and concerts of classical music.



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Budva, Montenegro
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Founded: 840 AD
Category: Religious sites in Montenegro

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Vahe Avetikyan (7 months ago)
Nothing special
Лав Григоров (8 months ago)
I give 5 stars for the church and 0 for the "art" exhibition in it. They put a picture of two naked women in the altar of the church! How are you not ashamed? Is nothing sacred to you? Nude art has its place, but definitely not in a church The Church is sacred. No church deserves this, Catholic, Orthodox or any other.
faruk şahin (8 months ago)
Nice beach ?️
Dim Dimych (11 months ago)
The Church of St. Mary "on the Cape" (Santa Maria in Punta) is located inside the city walls, in the most advanced southwestern part, facing the sea, which explains its name. It was built in accordance with the configuration of the terrain in a north-south direction. The church was built in 840. At first it belonged to the Benedictine order, then, before the French came to power, to the Franciscans. The oldest school in Budva operated in the Benedictine monastery. The temple was reconstructed several times and lost its original appearance. Many old graves were discovered in the church. It once housed an archaeological collection of objects found in the Budva necropolis, and recently the church space has been used for art exhibitions and classical music concerts.
Tomasz Świstak (3 years ago)
Najładniejszy kościół w Budvie - obecnie galeria sztuki. Warto wejść i podziwiać budynek, który tchnie historią.
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