The town was founded in 1382. Its called a 'city of the sun', thanks to the large number of sunny days all year round. The centre of Herceg Novi is Stari Grad; the core of the city is decorated by buildings dating back to the epochs of Sahat Kula (1667) and Kanli Kula (1483). Fortress Spanjola (1538) and Fortress Forte Mare (1687) are only a part of the cultural heritage of this renowned town. Full of thick greenery, Herceg Novi hides numerous kinds of tropical flowers. Towards the end of January the town becomes scented with the subtle fragrance of yellow and green mimosas and the festival of Praznik Mimosa is dedicated to this flower. During the summer months many festivals are organised to further enrich the tourist offer of this enchanted town.