Herceg Novi Tourist Board

Herceg Novi Tourist Board

The church is located in the old town, next to the church of St. Jeronim. This Catholic church was built on the orders of Jeronim Korner, in 1688, immediately after the occupation of the city by the Venetians. It was dedicated to St. Mother of God (St. Mary), and later dedicated to St. Francis. This church was served by the Friars Capuchins, two priests and two monks, chosen for special merits during the war against the Turks. Immediately to the monastery, the administration of the military hospital was settled where served Friars Capuchins. A school for young people was also in the monastery. Today it is dedicated to St. Leopol Mandic (1866 – 1942), who was born in Herceg Novi, and in 1882 he entered the Capuchin seminary and devoted himself to religious life. Leopold Mandic was proclaimed saintly in 1983 by Pope John Paul II. The day of the church is May 12, the birthday of Saint Leopold Mandic. Altar painting in the church of St. Leopold Mandic is the works of painter Ananije Verbinski from Herzegovina. Next to the church are rooms of the Franciscan sisters as well as premises of the Parish Office.

Promenade of Herceg Novi called “Five Danica”, in the length of 6 kilometers, stretches along the sea from Igalo to Meljine. The promenade is named after the names of five Danica, five young girls who bravely fought and died in World War II. Part of the route of the former famous railway line Sarajevo- Zelenika, also passed through this walkway and hence in Herceg Novi, with the sound of the ship’s siren, sometimes could be heard the roar of the train, called “Cira” among people. Today, next to the promenade dominates the sound of waves, masts that jingle and music from pubs situated along the promenade. Along the way you will encounter a concrete and pebble beaches and resting spots, outdoor swimming pool, yacht club, the harbor, and the number of turns to the stairs that will take you to the city center. City promenade is ideal route for fast or slow walking, run, riding of bike and roller skates, meditation by the sea, discovering history of the town or hanging out in one of the cafes with a relaxing view of the sea.

The town’s main street, open to traffic and pedestrians, parallel to the city’s main boulevard. The street is named after the famous bishop and poet, who spent part of his youth in Herceg Novi, studying at Topla with Josip Tropovic. Njegos’s Street, traffic and pedestrian heart of the city, follows the way from Topla to Herceg Novi, crossing with shortcuts and staircases that lead to the sea. In Njegoseva street you can find many urban administrative centers and institutions like the Post Office in Herceg Novi, Municipality of Herceg Novi, houses where lived renowned writers and poets Ivo Andric, then Stevan Raickovic, Hall Park, cafes, boutiques, shops of mobile operators, etc.