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This Catholic church, located in the largest square in the Old Town, is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, protector of Budva. Its treasury contains the only medieval icon in Montenegro, the so-called "Lady of Budva", made in late 13th or early 14th...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago

St. John's (aka Sveti Ivan or St. Ivan's) is the tallest structure in Budva and its only Catholic Church. The existing church was built on the remains of a church dating from the 7th century. The bishop's castle was added at a later date and...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most notable thing about St. John’s is the huge mosaic at the alter. It’s a bit different from the usual murals you’ll see in churches. Several signs around the church show that photography inside is not permitted for some reason.

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 30 August 2018

It is situated in the Old town of Budva, but also it can be seen from other parts of the city because its tower is so high and beautiful. It is one of the landmarks of this city and it is dominated in the architecture...More

Thank velletiger
Reviewed 20 December 2017

The biggest church in Budva, with its recent renovations it looks brand new, although being hundreds of years old, definitely worth a visit/look

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This Church is also known as St Ivan Church and is a great little church like so many in the area.Its worth a wander and probably spend 10-15 minutes looking around.

Thank Serene-View
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a very small Orthodox church and is highly decorated but murals of bible scenes. The most interesting are the icons, some of which are lovely and all are worth spending some time over. Outside notice the crack running down the sidefrom the earthquake...More

Thank worldwanderer63
Reviewed 14 June 2017

St. John's Church (aka St. Ivan's) is the sole Catholic Church in Budva. As of June 2017 it's only scheduled Mass is at 10:00 a.m. Sundays in Serbian with no weekday masses. It sports the only large steeple in Budva's Old Town and is a...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Great little church - like so many in Montenegro, great condition and good for a quite five minutes -

Thank SteelAntelope
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Very old catholic church, originally a cathedral which has been renovated after an earthquake, but is very interesting the architecture and decorations inside. Outside is very plain.

Thank turoar
Reviewed 14 October 2016

St. John’s, also known as St. Ivan, is the oldest Roman Catholic church was built in 1867 and is located in the fortified town of Budva. The church has three separate structures; the belfry, the church and the bishop’s palace. This church was once the...More

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