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.