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  • Cristinel
    Romania1,041 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cannot miss it
    Important landmark in Kotor and for the Old City. Actually it’s the most popular entrance point into the Old City especially coming from the port of Kotor. So, of course, it’s the most crowded point of entry, especially when the cruise ships docks.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 July 2023
  • WillieMacfan
    Healdsburg, California844 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Main Entrance from Harbor
    If you arrive in Kotor via a ship this will likely be the gate thru which you enter the Old Town. Easy entrance some folks hang around the gate but none block your way. A nice way to enter an attractive town
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,054 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Significant Gate for the area
    The main gate and most popular gate in kotor to enter the old city, their is 3 of them. This was the gate I entered the city through for the first time as the bus dropped me of at the Port, which is only 100 metres from gate entrance. Gate has significant history to it and has wonderful detail on the gate, A real treat to see while visiting Kotor.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 September 2023
  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, Oregon2,309 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Main entrance to the Old City
    There are several gates through the walls of Kotor's Old City, but this is the main one and the most commonly used. It leads between the city and the port, with parking nearby, so both cruise passengers and drivers will likely enter this way. The gate is an interesting pink color, and the plaque above it lists the date in 1944 when the city was liberated from Nazi Germany. It leads into the main plaza/Arms Square of the city and from there to the other wonderful sights inside the Old Town.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,545 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
It's one of the gates in the walls of the old city. This one is near the water and is probably the one that you will pass through on your visit to the old city. The passage is short, but it gets clogged up with lots of tourists.
Written 1 June 2024
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Ben F
Bloomington, IN1,797 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Flanked by two military cannons, it’s usually not hard to miss Sea Gate, the very main entry point into Old Town Kotor. Nearby (outside the walls), people sell fresh produce, cruise ships dock (although not in March; please visit in March!), and guided tours begin.
Written 27 March 2024
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
There are several gates through the walls of Kotor's Old City, but this is the main one and the most commonly used. It leads between the city and the port, with parking nearby, so both cruise passengers and drivers will likely enter this way. The gate is an interesting pink color, and the plaque above it lists the date in 1944 when the city was liberated from Nazi Germany. It leads into the main plaza/Arms Square of the city and from there to the other wonderful sights inside the Old Town.
Written 19 September 2023
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
The main gate and most popular gate in kotor to enter the old city, their is 3 of them.

This was the gate I entered the city through for the first time as the bus dropped me of at the Port, which is only 100 metres from gate entrance.

Gate has significant history to it and has wonderful detail on the gate,

A real treat to see while visiting Kotor.
Written 14 September 2023
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary2,148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Three gates lead to the Old Town, this is the main entrance. It was costructed in 1555 during the Venetian rule. We arrived to the Square of Arms, which is behind the gate.
Written 11 September 2023
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WillieMacfan
Healdsburg, CA844 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
If you arrive in Kotor via a ship this will likely be the gate thru which you enter the Old Town.

Easy entrance some folks hang around the gate but none block your way.

A nice way to enter an attractive town
Written 12 August 2023
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Cristinel
Romania1,041 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Important landmark in Kotor and for the Old City. Actually it’s the most popular entrance point into the Old City especially coming from the port of Kotor. So, of course, it’s the most crowded point of entry, especially when the cruise ships docks.
Written 4 July 2023
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL3,341 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
We debarked our cruise ship and walked maybe 300 yds to this main entrance gate to the old town--very convenient. As you pass thru the gate which is part of the walled fortifications, you enter the Plaza de Arms, the main square of the old city. Perfect starting point to tour this impressive and historically important town.
Written 5 May 2023
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meltem e
Izmir, Türkiye688 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We were a day trip to Kotor and we entered to the old city through the "Sea Gate". This small gate is not very impressive as others but strong to defense the city. We had a a self-guided walking tour around the old city and on the right side of the gate there were a map of old town, which was very good for navigate without internet with photo of the map.
Written 26 February 2023
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson20,615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Circa 1555, this historic and highly significant gate (i.e. entry to Old Town) was built by the occupiers of the day. It was the only entry to Old Town from the water. Period.

Fast forward to the end of WW II and notice how the gate was reinvented to reflect the liberation from the Nazis. Kotor became part of Yugoslavia and the front of the gate shows new inscriptions indicative of their present situation and triumph.

On November 21, Kotor threw off the yoke of Nazi occupation and Tito inscribed a message over the entry stating: "what belongs to other we do not want, what is ours we do not give to anyone."

What is interesting is how the emblem, or coat of arms, of Yugoslavia shows the date of Nov. 21, 1943 and the inscription below it shows the date of Nov. 21, 1944 (a year later). A reasonable assumption would be that the emblem was established a year prior to its memorialization (to the day) at the front of the Sea Gate. Five flames burn beneath the star of Yugoslavia (1943-1946 version of the emblem).

The facade of the gate has had many faces which were altered over time. A winged lion of St. Mark's would have graced the front of the gate and now the new coat of arms for Yugoslavia sits in its place. Inside the gate the primitive style relief of St. Mary and child, flanked by saints Tryphon and Bernard are inscribed in the wall. Below them, the wall has a slot for ballots. The purpose being (not unlike the Greeks system of message-taking) to lodge a complaint and a suggestion as to rectify the problem.

What a delightful look at history, even if it is 500 years in the making. This may have been our favorite place in Kotor.
Written 1 November 2022
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