Museum in Kotor

Maritime Museum of Montenegro

Kotor's proud history as a naval power is celebrated in three storeys of displays housed in a wonderful early-18th-century palace. An audioguide helps explain the collection of photographs, paintings, uniforms, exqu…
Church in Kotor

St Tryphon’s Cathedral

Kotor’s most impressive building, this Catholic cathedral was consecrated in the 12th century but reconstructed after several earthquakes. When the entire frontage was destroyed in 1667, the baroque bell towers were…
Fortress in Kotor

Town Walls

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 right up until the 19th century. The energetic can make a 1200m…
Church in Kotor

St Mary's Collegiate Church

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, a particularly gruesome larger-than-life crucifix, and a gla…
Church in Kotor

St Nicholas’ Church

Breathe in the smell of incense and beeswax in this relatively unadorned Orthodox church (1909). The silence, the iconostasis with its silver bas-relief panels, the dark wood against bare grey walls, the filtered li…
Tower in Kotor

Clock Tower

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

Sea Gate

The main entrance to the town was constructed in 1555 when it was under Venetian rule (1420–1797). Look out for the winged lion of St Mark, Venice’s symbol, which is displayed prominently on the walls here and in se…
Church in Kotor

St Luke’s Church

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 until 1812 a Catholic and Orthodox altar stood side by side, wi…
Gate in Kotor

Gurdić Gate

Fewer tourists make it to the south end of town, where the houses narrow into a slim corridor leading to this bastion and gate (parts of which date from the 13th century) and the drawbridge over the Gurdić spring. W…
Gate in Kotor

River Gate

Tucked in the slightly more quiet northern corner of town beside the park-like 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 b…