Church of St. Nikola
Church of St. Nikola
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,455 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
It's a modest church in the old city. You will find the collection of icons inside and some things for sale. A brief visit is all that you need unless you come for religious purposes.
Written 31 May 2024
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B T
London, UK1,174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
It's a bit serbian orthodox church in the old town, the biggest church in Kotor. It is interesting to visit
Written 30 September 2023
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary2,148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Kotor has many old churches in the Old Town. St. Nikola Church is younger than the others, it was built at the beginning of 20th century. I think it’s a beautiful Orthodox church with lots of impressive icons. It’s worth a visit.
Written 26 September 2023
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We admired and stopped inside (entrance is free) this church during our stroll through the Old City of Kotor. It is a Serbian Orthodox church, and thus the interior had similarities to but its own unique twists on the Catholic churches we've more commonly seen during visits to Europe. We only stayed about 5 minutes, but that was long enough to admire the interior and the beautiful altar pieces there.
Written 19 September 2023
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Abeer H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,555 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
This is an old church. We loved it from the inside. Entry was free and a good place to see in Kotor. There are a number of places nearby to eat as well.
Written 24 May 2023
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David D
Devon, UK25,235 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Tuesday 14th June we were on a day tour to Kotor from Dubrovnik. We visited this Serbian Orthodox Church during our walk around the Old Town. It was just a short distance down the road from the Monastery of St Claire, which we had just visited.

Walking along the street this Church was an unmissable sight with it's two large black domed bell towers. The domes are both topped by a gold cross. The Serbian flag hanging over the main entrance is also a feature. Just below the flag is a fresco of a Saint, possibly Nicholas.

The building of this Church was completed in 1909 and on our tourist map referred to as the Church of St Nicholas 1909. It was built on the site of another Orthodox Church which burnt down on Christmas Eve 1896.

The interior of the Church is rather special, it is filled with numerous paintings of Saints. The most eye-catching feature is the floor to ceiling reredos, altar screen. It comprises of four levels of paintings of holy people, in excess of thirteen paintings, all topped with a golden cross.

Also housed in the Church is a rather beautiful silver icon.

A couple of immense paintings of Saints, one we assumed was St Nicholas, fill one of the walls of the Church

A number of ornate silver chandeliers hang from the ceiling including the dome.

There are a number of spectacular silver freestanding candelabras around the Church, standing on the black and white tiled floor.

Sunlight streams through the arched coloured glass windows around the walls.

There is no admission fee to enter this beautiful Church.
Written 21 October 2022
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Saint Nicholas Church is the most important orthodox religious site in Kotor. The building is distinguished by two bell towers with black domes embellished with golden crosses, as well as a magnificent mosaic above the entrance. Near the church there is also a treasury with a rich collection of icons, works of art, documents and church costumes. The foundations of an earlier temple, which burned down in the 19th century, were apparently used as part of the construction. The church is open to the public but you must be correctly covered, for example men cannot enter while dressed in shorts, to access.
Written 7 October 2022
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,903 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Saint Nicholas is a Serbian Orthodox congregation so therfore the Serbian flag hangs over the main entrance. As a Czech, I was most surprised that the decoration of the main altar was made by Czech František Ziegler, who was the Court Painter of the Montenegrin princely family.

Another interesting thing about this church is that its towers do not have the same height. This was pointed out to us by our guide, but I don't know why it is like that. The entrance was free.
Written 22 August 2022
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania33,851 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A common church, nothing out of common here. You'll see it if you take a walk on the Old town's walls.
Written 29 July 2022
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Jan V
Rochester, NY32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We were welcomed to the church by its priest, who was outside greeting passersby. The inside is really lovely, with some special icons and stonework. We were able to say some prayers without being disturbed, and to enjoy the beauty of the place.
Written 28 July 2022
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