Buća-Luković Museum & Gallery


Aristocratic families from the inner bay once built their summer residences at Tivat to take advantage of its sunnier outlook. One of the few survivors is this 500-year-old fortified enclosure with its own Catholic chapel, which once belonged to Kotor's Buća family. The solid stone defensive tower houses a collection of Roman bits and bobs; next door is a well-presented ethnographical museum with fishing and farming artefacts. Head upstairs for beautiful jewellery and folk costumes.

The gallery focuses on modern painting and sculpture and often hosts exhibitions.

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Nearby Tivat attractions

1. Town Beach

0.15 MILES

You're better off heading to the Luštica Peninsula for a proper swim, but Tivat does offer a couple of options if you're desperate for a dip. Town Beach…

2. Large Town Park


North of the centre, this park is a leafy, peaceful retreat, originally laid out in 1892. It's a serene antidote to the excesses of Porto Montenegro.

3. Porto Montenegro

0.24 MILES

Single-handedly responsible for Tivat's transformation, this surreal 24-hectare town-within-a-town occupies the former Arsenal shipyard and naval base…

4. Maritime Heritage Collection

0.42 MILES

Porto Montenegro doffs its hat to its past with this well-curated display (in Montenegrin and English) devoted to the history of the Arsenal shipyard and…

6. Sveti Djordje

3.76 MILES

Sveti Djordje, rising from a natural reef, is the smaller of Perast's two islands. It houses a Benedictine monastery shaded by cypresses and a large…

7. Sea Gate

3.77 MILES

The main entrance to the town was constructed in 1555 when it was under Venetian rule (1420–1797). Look out for the winged lion of St Mark, Venice’s…

8. Clock Tower

3.79 MILES

Built in 1602, this tall tower looks down on an unusual stone pyramid; it was once a pillory used to shame wayward citizens.