Remains of the old town of Stari Bar (‘Old Bar’) which was once a famous political, economic and cultural centre, are among the main reasons to visit this region. This place was inhabited as early as 2500 years ago. The town surrounded by the city walls was unfortunately nearly destroyed during two different events. First, the town was seriously damaged in 1878 in the struggle for independence of Montenegro. The destruction was completed in 1979 when a strong earthquake caused further devastation and abandonment of the site and damaged also the large adjacent area of Adriatic coast. Even though, a substantial part of this historic jewel was retrieved and reconstructed.