Prison fortress to become luxury hotel

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 Resort 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.

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