Herceg Novi is a coastal town in Montenegro located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor and at the foot of Mount Orjen.
Herceg Novi is a major Montenegrin tourist destination. It is well known as a spa and health center; nearby Igalo has an abundance of healing sea mud called “igaljsko blato” (Igalo mud) and mineral water springs called “igaljske slatine” (Igalo water springs). The most famous tourist attractions in Herceg Novi are castle Forte Mare built by the Bosnian king Tvrtko I in 1382, a clock tower built by Austrians in the 19th century, the Kanli tower built by Turks, and the Serbian church St. Michael Archangel in central Belavista Square.
“JUK Herceg-Fest” This cultural events center was established on 24 February 1992. Two years later the cultural center joined with the “Orijen” movie distribution and production company. Together they have played a crucial role in enhancing the city’s cultural life. Among many annual festivities are the mimosa celebration, local theatrical events, and a film and music fest.
“The Operosa Opera Festival” takes place during the summer in the Kanli Kula amphitheater inside the fortress of Stari Grad.
The Historical Museum was established in 1949 and officially opened in 1953. The museum building, a gift to the city from the former mayor, Mirko Komnenović (1870–1941), and his wife Olga, is at least 150 years old.
The area of the Bay of Kotor has a humid subtropical climate with significantly more rain in the winter than in the summer.
Herceg Novi has approximately 200 sunny days a year. In July and August there are approximately 11 sunny hours per day. Average temperature from May to September is about 25 °C (77 °F), and the average summer sea temperature is rather high, between 22–26 °C (72–79 °F).
|Currency used||EURO (EUR)|
|Area (km2)||235 km²|