Kotor Old Town
Located within the walls of the medieval city of Kotor, the Old Town is a must-see destination. Perhaps the most special aspect of Kotor is how easily it takes you back to the time it was built, you are unconsciously transported back hundreds of years the moment you arrive.
It is said that Kotor is considered the best preserved medieval urban entity in all of the Mediterranean, and it has been on the list of the UNESCO world cultural inheritance since 1979. With its winding streets, historic buildings, and stunning views of the Bay of Kotor, this area is a treasure trove of cultural and architectural wonders.
St. Tryphon’s Cathedral
Located in the heart of the Old Town, St. Tryphon’s Roman Catholic Cathedral is a beautiful and ornate medieval cathedral dedicated to St. Tryphon, the patron saint of Kotor, and is known for its stunning frescoes, ornate altar, and beautiful stained glass windows. Fair to mention, the St. Tryphon celebrations held yearly, span more than a thousand years back…how’s that for traditional festivities!
St John Fortress / Kotor Fortress
It won’t be the easiest climb you’ve ever made, but it will certainly be one of the most rewarding! Perched high above the Old Town, the Kotor Fortress offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area. The fortress is a series of fortified walls, towers, and buildings that were built to protect the city from invaders. Today, it is a popular destination for (sporty) tourists, who can explore the many buildings and towers within the fortress walls. The views of the Gulf of Kotor are simply priceless, you will not see anything more beautiful than this.
The Sea Gate is one of the main entrances to the Old Town of Kotor and is a stunning piece of medieval architecture. The gate is adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures, and offers stunning views of the Bay of Kotor.
Church of Our Lady of the Rocks (standing on top of a hand-made island!)
Located on a small island just off the coast of Kotor, Our Lady of the Rocks is a beautiful and ornate church that is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The church is built on a man-made island that was created by sinking a ship and layering stones on top of each other. It houses the masterpiece of the great Tripo Kokolja, the ten meters long painting, “Death of the Virgin”.
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