River Gate


Tucked in the slightly quieter northern corner of town beside the parklike Trg od Drva (Wood Sq), this gate opens on to a photogenic moat formed by the clear mountain water of the bubbling Škurda River. It was built in 1540 to commemorate the attack on the city the previous year by the Ottoman navy. You'll invariably be greeted by a Kotor cat (or 20).

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1. St Mary's Collegiate Church

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Built in 1221 on the site of a 6th-century basilica, this Catholic church is distinguished by impressive 20th-century bronze doors covered in bas-reliefs,…

2. St Luke’s Church

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Sweet little St Luke’s speaks volumes about the history of Croat-Serb relations in Kotor. It was constructed in 1195 as a Catholic church, but from 1657…

3. St Nicholas’ Church

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Breathe in the smell of incense and beeswax in this Orthodox church, built in 1909 and adorned with four huge canvasses depicting the gospel writers, a…

4. Maritime Museum of Montenegro

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Kotor's proud history as a naval power is celebrated in three storeys of displays housed in a wonderful early-18th-century palace. An audio guide helps…

5. St Claire's Franciscan Church

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Aside from a fine rose window there's not much ornamentation on the facade of this Catholic church, built between the 14th and 17th centuries. But head…

6. Kotor City Walls

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Kotor's fortifications started to head up St John's Hill in the 9th century and by the 14th century a protective loop was completed, which was added to…

7. Cats Museum

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Crazy cat people and those with a fondness for whimsical vintage art will adore this charming museum, home to thousands of moggie-themed postcards,…

8. Clock Tower

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Built in 1602, this tall tower looks down on an unusual stone pyramid; it was once a pillory used to shame wayward citizens.