‘Bokelj’ seafarers, as sailors from the Bay of Kotor were known, risked life and limb at sea, but the spoils for the successful were grand. Tripkovic Palace near Kotor is a prime example of the grandeur and luxury that abounded in the bay. The baroque palace was built from Korcula stone from Croatia at the end of the 18th century by Captain Andrija Jozo Tripkovic. The palace covers four floors and has sprawling, terraced gardens. Inside there are seven bedrooms, and, for the right price, the palace is looking for a new owner.
Tripkovic Palace, Put 1 Bokeljske Brigade, Dobrota, Montenegro
Vladin Dom was originally built for the Montenegrin parliament in 1910, when Cetinje was the capital of Montenegro. The neo-baroque building was designed by a well-known Italian architect of the time called Corradini, who also designed the former Italian and Russian embassies in Cetinje. Today Vladin Dom houses the historical, art and archaeological collections of the National Museum of Montenegro and is a must-see in Cetinje.