MOVIELIKE MAMULA

GPS Coordinates:42°23'43.01" N 18°33'29.99" E

Marking the entrance of the UNESCO-protected Boka Kotorska Bay, Mamula - a fortress  on a small rocky island-Lastavica lays around 3.4 nautical miles from the coastal town of Herceg Novi.

Circular  shaped  with a diameter of about 200 meters, surrounded by lots of agaves and with low vegetation fortress was  built by Austro-Hungarian General  Lazar Mamula in  the  mid-1800s  to stop invaders from  attacking the cities along the bay.

Ironically, not a single cannon shot was fired from the fortress.Along with 2 other fortresses, Arza and Prevlaka, it was used to control the entrance to the Boka  Bay.But  unfortunatelly  the island had a different fate, painful and dark,by which many films  would later be made.

During the First World War, the Austrians used the fortress as a prison, and during the Second World War it's turned into a concentration camp. The prison could accommodate several hundred prisoners, today is one of the biggest  and  best-preserved Austrian fortifications on the Adriatic.

The unique and secluded location gave the inspiration  to shoot several movies including Campo Mamula 1959 movie about history of this island.Also big Hollywood blockbuster Papillon found  perfect setting for the prison movie  right  here. Nymph (which was originally called Mamula) is a thriller/drama movie from 2014 that gives mermaids a darker, murderous side and it was filmed also on this island.

Recreantly, Montenegrin government leased this protected cultural monument  to be developed into the luxury 5 star resort, despite opposition of the local population.Investors is turning Mamula into a unique hotel. After the reconstruction, the fortress will become a memorial museum open to visitors.

Despite the fact that the port on the island is abandoned, you can come close to dock with your tender or small boat  for a short walk to feel a part of history.

You can swim, snorkel, and scuba dive while on the island which is less than a nautical mile away from the bays of Zanjice and Miriste, overlooking the fortress of Arza,.Mamula is an unavoidable place on your way through the Bay of Kotor.

Enterance in Boka bay, Mamula Island

Enterance in Boka bay, Mamula Island

Enterance in Boka bay, Mamula Island

Enterance in Boka bay, Mamula Island

View on  Mamula Island from Luštica peninsula, source Ranko Maraš

View on Mamula Island from Luštica peninsula, source Ranko Maraš

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