Culture & Art

Pearl of Montenegro

Places to visit in Kotor:

The biggest square is Trg od oruzja (Square of arms), it was and remained the main place for gathering in town. There you can visit some significant cultural monuments like the Tower Watch, Cathedral of Sveti Tripun, Church of Sveti Luka, Prince’s palace, Church of Sveta Marija, Church of Our Lady of Health (Gospe od Zdravlja), and Napoleon’s Theater.

Old Town and Old Town Gates:
There are three different gates to enter the old town. The Northern Gate also known as the River Gate, The Southern Gate also known as the Gurdic Gate, and the Sea Gate or Main Gate which is the oldest gate in the city.

Kotor City Walls:
The Kotor City Walls are more than 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) long and reach an altitude of 260 meters (850 feet). You can walk along the walls and at the top of the walls of you can visit Saint Ivan Fortress (San Giovanni). “Theirs we don’t want, ours we don’t give” is written on the walls.

St Tryphon's Cathedral:
First built in the 11th century, reconstructed after earthquakes in romanesque-gothic architectural style.

St Nicolas Church:
The biggest Orthodox church in the old town.

The Island Gospa od Skrpjela (Our Lady of the Rock):
The Island Gospa od Skrpjela is one of two gorgeous islands in Kotor Bay, which is situated in the bay across from Perast (in the Kotor municipality). The other island, which also should be visited, is the Island Sveti Djordje (St. George).

Alternative Activities:
• Climbing up the Upper Town Halls
• Paragliding
• Hike to Krstac
• Rafting on Tara River
• Visiting the Austro-Hungarian Fortresses

Don't forget to try famous Montenegrin wines, "Vranac", "Pro Corde", "Krstac", "Cabernet", "Chardonnay". You should visit the Pearl of Montenegro with beautiful natural sites and a rich history.

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Berfu Özulu

Berfu Özulu is student from Turkey and her major is Economics. She is interested in writing and volunteering. Working for TOG culture-art section and another project which is called Building Bridges for Refugee Children. Lately, she states that the travelling is her passion and she believes that while travelling you can learn more than you can read or hear. It brings great experiences and good people.

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