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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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  • Tanmouss
    Oslo, Norway1,976 contributions
    We have done the road trip with a car which give flexibility to stop for visits or to enjoy the view. The only roadtrip that competes with Kotor Bay's is Big Sur's in California. Yes it is that beautiful... apart from the full time beautiful scenery, several stops are worthwhile : Kotor of course, Perast, and Sveti Stefan were our preferred. For lunch, Perast is a good option. Pick a sunny day for this trip!
    Written 4 December 2022
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  • Rhino2525
    Daytona Beach, FL2,260 contributions
    We did a private tour with Mont Travel (owner/operator Dimitrije Jovicic) and one of our stops was this lookout that provided a beautiful view of Kotor and the entire peninsula that our cruise ship sailed in from the Adriatic Sea.
    Written 25 January 2023
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  • David D
    Devon, UK19,255 contributions
    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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  • Rob O
    New York City, NY139 contributions
    Beautiful square inside of the walled city that sets the scene. A nice place to find a restaurant, sit and people watch or where you can start a little self-guided walking tour.
    Written 21 January 2023
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  • zuv
    Bucharest, Romania26,092 contributions
    One of the access gates in Old town. Quite well preserved. You can climb up on it for a beautiful view of the area. From here, you can continue your route along the crest of the wall, along the seashore. The view is beautiful.
    Written 28 July 2022
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  • on_the_go_98765
    Tucson18,218 contributions
    Every old town has a clock tower (IMHO) and this one dates back to 1602. There is a lower level (subterranean) to the tower's upper floors. It was in this lower level the tower that the reinforcements were added after the 1979 earthquake caused destabilization.

    The pillory in front of the tower would have made a spectacle out of offenders who were chained to the pillory as their punishment (and were subject to abuse).

    From the tower, 4 major streets go in 4 directions. Find this treasure in the Square of Arms.
    Written 1 November 2022
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  • PavlaPavla
    Chrudim, Czech Republic6,172 contributions
    Although this church is really tiny, there are some very interesting facts about this place. The church today is significant because of the fact that it has two altars, a Catholic and an Orthodox one. It happend because of the wars and the arrival of the Orthodox people in Kotor. So this church was given to Orthodox believers for use. I think it is a nice represent of the the harmonious co-existence of people of different religious.

    Another interesting fact is that the floor in the church was made of tomb panels, because until 1930’s the burring were held in the church itself.
    Written 22 August 2022
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL19,499 contributions
    We actually liked the sea gate the best, but this one was no slouch either. Right next to the wall and the tower, its a great way to go in the city!
    Written 13 September 2020
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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
    Tucson18,218 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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  • Fran P
    San Jacinto, CA27 contributions
    Great job with modern, unique jewelry. Walked out with a beautiful enameled ring in the colors of the sea. A very patient and helpful woman helped me to pick it out. Wonderful memento if Montenegro & our two week cruise
    Written 20 October 2022
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  • KarenM1_10
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan811 contributions
    We entered Kotor on our cruise ship, and it was breathtaking. The city is so beautiful and clean. The ship docked right by Old Town, so it was very easy to get on and off and walk around. We did a tour from our cruise ship that included Kotor, as well as Budva. On our walking tour in Kotor, we stopped at the Cathedral of St. Triphon and the Maritime Museum. We would love to come back and spend some additional time there. If you are not into visiting sites, go to one of the beaches in the area that looked spectacular as well.
    Written 24 November 2022
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  • nrm77
    London, UK1,089 contributions
    Pima Palace is a small house that belongs to some old family (presumably Pima family) of Kotor. The Palace is located not far from the entrance of old town in Kotor. The courtyard is beautiful and has great stone work. The palace is ageing though, and can be easily identified by it's green windows.
    Written 31 May 2019
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  • Ines D
    51 contributions
    The lady at the office spoke really good English and Spanish and was of great help. She was also very friendly and welcoming.
    Written 12 August 2021
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