Grbalj is an area in the Bay of Kotor, among three towns: Kotor, Budva and Tivat. It covers the area of about 95km2 and it reaches up to 1000 m above the sea level on the slopes of mount Lovćen. The coast of Grbalj is about 20 km long, mostly stony and uninhabited, with a big beach called Jaz (2 km) and several smaller coves with cliffs and Bigova fishing port. Traditional village architecture in 20 old villages and five hamlets was destroyed during the 1979 earthquake. The villages are mostly deserted and some have been devastated by the reconstruction. In Grbalj there are 62 churches and sites of former churches and still active Podlastva monastery, assembly place of the inhabitants of Grbalj through centuries. They were also destroyed in the 1979 earthquake. (Text by Borislav Boro Vukšić).
Acknowledgment: Borislav Boro Vukšić
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