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St. John's Church

Stari Grad bb, Budva, Budva Municipality, Montenegro
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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 century.
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Stari Grad bb, Budva, Budva Municipality, Montenegro
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Reviewed December 20, 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 October 21, 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.

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Reviewed August 15, 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

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Reviewed June 15, 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 April 18, 2017

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

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Reviewed February 22, 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.

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Reviewed October 15, 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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Reviewed August 13, 2016

It is one of the oldest churches in the coastal region, which was built, according to oral tradition, in the 7th century. It was a Cathedral until 1828, when the Diocese of Budva was abolished. The Cathedral was damaged in the earthquake of 1667, after...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Ivan is the Slavic name of John so therefore it's a misunderstanding here on Tripadvisor! Saint John Church is the same church as Saint Ivan!

Thank Christina S
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Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is a small church and said to be Catholic. It's located at a square in the Old town. It's worth a visit when you are in the Old Town. This is the same Church as St Ivan's Church here in Trip Advisor.

Thank Marie-Louise K
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