Historic Sites in Kotor

Historic Sites in Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor Historic Sites

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  • swirlwind
    Perth, Australia377 contributions
    Stayed inside the old town -an orange color little kingdom for a week. Situated right next to the Škurda River and Bay of Kotor to the North, West and part South, backed by castles, mountains and high walls to the East.
    It's so pretty, I wanted to take my time instead of killing myself this time. But It was impossible. I almost passed out the day I left; collapsed on the bus with an all aching body and legs hoping to recuperate when my bus gets to Albania.

    It took 3 days to just find my bearings around. Still unsure at the end if there were 4 or 5 big gates linking by high walls. By the way, it was a smoker's Paradis. A packer of cigarette is 10 times cheaper than what you pay in Aust.
    Written 18 January 2023
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  • Stewart C
    Chatham, UK1,005 contributions
    We passed through the sea gate whilst doing a self-guided walking around the old city area in Kotor on a one day stop in the city on a Thursday in June. The sea gate is not as imposing as some of the other gates in the Kotor City walls in that there are no flanking towers or gatehouse associated with it. However being a small gate in a tall continues wall probably makes it just as defensible.
    To the right hand side as you approach, the visitor will find a detailed map of Kotor and we photographed this on a smart phone to help us navigate once inside. Passing through the gateway, the visitor finds themselves in a short tunnel through the city wall which opens out into a small square.
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • on_the_go_98765
    Tucson18,215 contributions
    Built in the time of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, this 13th - 14th century fortification near the Bay of Kotor gives testament to a time long past. We did see the fortification from our Seabourn Quest ship as we approached Kotor.
    Written 30 October 2022
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  • Hepatacyte
    Northallerton, UK740 contributions
    There are something like 28 hairpin bends on this road which makes for interesting drive. The road is well maintained all the way up and is fairly wide - I have driven narrower more hair-raising roads in Croatia. Some of the hairpins are numbered so you can track your progress. It is not so difficult to pass on-coming vehicles.
    The views of the entire bay are stunning, even on the overcast day when we went. Well worth it.
    Written 22 October 2019
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  • Teele
    Tallinn, Estonia232 contributions
    Very easy to find and accessible. You can park by the road. The fortress is on top of a hill overlooking the Bay of Kotor. You cannot enjoy this view from inside the fortress. Still, a very interesting walk because the building is quite well preserved. It is worth taking a flashlight with you, because it is sometimes dark there. You definitely have to be careful, because the building is old and falling apart.
    Written 22 July 2022
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL19,499 contributions
    Probably my favorite of all the Palaces in Kotor. The unique clock tower, builded with stones is pretty cool!
    Written 13 September 2020
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  • on_the_go_98765
    Tucson18,215 contributions
    Once upon a time, a 1776-era Baskuca family member (meaning one with no house) sought to create a new identity for himself. He sought to obtain 100 homes and would then change his name appropriately. His family made their fortunes and names in naval commerce. His dream did not come to fruition.

    Fast-forward to the take-over by the Austro-Hungarian Empire and other uses were devised for this structure. The family had died out by now.

    The large entry door was designed to accommodate carriages (even though it does not look that large today) and today it is a hotel (or had been).

    The winged lion over the door is part of the family crest. It is badly deteriorated today but the lion does look to have a human face and he wears a helmet. A front leg and back foot are missing and this beautiful coat of arms is badly in need of restoration.

    And sadly today, this piece of Kotor history is for sale. It is not open for touring unless one has a big checkbook and is a prospective buyer.
    Written 30 October 2022
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  • Stewart C
    Chatham, UK1,005 contributions
    We visited St. Michael's Church whilst walking around the old city area in Kotor on a one day stop in the city on a Thursday in June. We did not visit the Lapidarium itself (a place where stone monuments and fragments of archaeological interest are exhibited).
    The church is not large inside but is intricately decorated with some large oil paintings and a fabulous altar. The church if well-lit from the high up windows and the high dome over the transept.
    It is our custom when visiting religious houses to light and candle in exchange for a donation and this facility was available here.
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL19,499 contributions
    So many little squares in a small town that has more then it probably should. This particular square has some cool little restaurants with neat buildings surrounding it.
    Written 13 September 2020
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL19,499 contributions
    This square is located all the way to the left when you walk in the old Town. There's a cute church and fountain, as well as a Cafe right there. The uniqueness is the fact that there are so many cats all around the place!
    Written 13 September 2020
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  • Abovetheclouds
    1,695 contributions
    One of or if not the main square of the old town. A must see. Museums, churches and amazing architecture. Loved the atmosphere. Have a drink or a bite to eat in one of the restaurants.
    Written 27 August 2021
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  • zuv
    Bucharest, Romania26,092 contributions
    Like the other "palaces" on this list, this one doesn't look like a palace either. It's just an old and ordinary building.
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • zuv
    Bucharest, Romania26,092 contributions
    One of the few tiny squares of the old town. There is nothing special about it. All you can do here is stop at one of the 2-3 small restaurants. I don't think it needs a separate topic.
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • PavlaPavla
    Chrudim, Czech Republic6,172 contributions
    This church houses an exhibition where you can find information about how the image of Emperor Domitian was reconstructed. After the death of this tyrannical emperor, almost everything that reminded him was destroyed, people wanted to erase him from history. Therefore, it was a big challenge to reconstruct his face.

    Furthermore, here in the outdoor area you can see fragments of columns and reliefs from ancient times.

    The church itself is also accessible to wheelchair users, who can find an elevator here. The entrance fee is €5 and with this ticket you can also visit Pima Palace, where is the Gallery of Solidarity and St. Michael's Church where the lapidary is located.
    Written 22 August 2022
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL19,499 contributions
    Most pictures on here are not of the old monastery. All is left now are ruins of this ancient monastery, the earthquake took care of that place many years ago.
    Written 13 September 2020
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