The government of Montenegro has given the go-ahead to turn a site once used as a concentration camp into a luxury holiday resort.
Plans to convert a former concentration camp island fortress into a luxury high-end resort in Montenegro have been approved this week angering families of locals imprisoned there during WWII. Despite protests, Parliament this week has given the go ahead for development of the Mamula Island Re
sort to begin immediately.
At the very entrance to the magnificent Boka Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in the world near Montenegro, is a foreboding, uninhabited island with a fortress. The island is called Lastavica, but is popularly known as Mamula. The monumental fortress was built by Austrian Admiral, Lazar Mamula at the end of the 19th century. At first sight, the fort looks terrifying, but once entered, visitors are amazed by the ruins left stranded in time surrounded by beauty.
For years, Mamula has had many purposes. Due to its isolated position, it was used as a concentration camp in both World Wars and the fort has also served as a prison. The main reason for building Mamula was to stop enemy ships from entering the Boka Bay. However, the fortr...