Kotor

Kotor

Kotor is a medieval old town known as Montenegrin Venice. Kotor is one of the best preserved old towns and is located in one of the 25 most beautiful bays in the world. The town is 13 centuries old, but on the site of present-day Kotor, people settled much earlier. Surrounded by grandiose walls, intertwined with old cobbled streets where tourists gladly "get lost", it is a favorite port for big cruisers and tourists from all over the world. Kotor is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Map of Kotor

Discover what is nearby, all attractions, sights, museums, islands and festivals organized in Kotor.

Tourist map of Kotor

History

History of Kotor
Kotor is a medieval old town known as Montenegrin Venice. Kotor is one of the best preserved old towns and is located in one of the 25 most beautiful bays in the world. The town is 13 centuries old, but on the site of present-day Kotor, people settled much earlier.

History of Kotor

Sights

Sights in Kotor

Kotor is a medieval old town known as the Montenegrin Venice. Kotor is one of the best preserved old towns and is located in one of the 25 most beautiful bays in the world. The town of Kotor is 13th century old, but on the site of present-day Kotor, people settled much earlier. Surrounded by grandiose walls, intertwined with old cobbled streets where tourists gladly "get lost", Kotor is a favorite port for large cruisers and tourists from all over the world. Kotor is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. About 200 people live in the Old Town of Kotor today.

Sights in Kotor

Museums

Museums in Kotor

Kotor is thirteen centuries old Mediterranean city. It houses numerous museums, historic palaces and churches. The most visited museums are the Lampidarium, the Maritime Museum, the Cat Museum and the beautiful Kotor Fort.

Museums in Kotor

Religious sights

Religious sights in Kotor

The old city of Kotor is 13 centuries old.The Kotorans are 30% Catholic and 70% Orthodox. There are 2 Orthodox and 6 Catholic churches in the old town. It is assumed that the first inhabitants of Kotor were Catholics, which is understandable, since the Romans were the first to settle the area of present-day Kotor. The Orthodox population came in 14th Century.

Religious sights in Kotor

Palaces

Palaces in Kotor

The Kotor palaces are closed for visits, but from the outside each of these palaces are true asterpiece.Palaces were built with much love, each palace at the entrance has the coat of arms of the noble family to which it belonged, as well as a story that is not forgotten. Much of the preserved furniture, paintings, portraits, jewelry, clothing and weapons found in the palaces can now be seen at the Maritime Museum of the City of Kotor.

Palaces in Kotor

Events

Events in Kotor

Kotor is famous for its summer events. The most famous events organized in the city of Kotor are: Saint Tripun's festivities, Kotor's Carnival as one of the best known events in enrie Boka Bay, Boka's night and Don Branko's music days. Visitors may participate in all mentioned events. All events are mainly held during summer season.

Events in Kotor

Information

Information in Kotor

On this page visitors will find the general information about Kotor. We included the general information page for this destination so that our visitors can inform themselves about parking in Kotor, shopping zones, accomodation and restaurants. This simple guide will help visitors to organize themselves in the best possible way.

Information in Kotor

History of Kotor

Kotor is a medieval old town known as Montenegrin Venice. Kotor is one of the best preserved old towns and is located in one of the 25 most beautiful bays in the world. The town is 13 centuries old, but on the site of present-day Kotor, people settled much earlier. Surrounded by grandiose walls, intertwined with old cobbled streets where tourists gladly "get lost", it is a favorite port for big cruisers and tourists from all over the world. Kotor is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

History of Kotor

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Kotor

Kotor is a medieval old town known as Montenegrin Venice. Kotor is one of the best preserved old towns and is located in one of the 25 most beautiful bays in the world. The town is 13 centuries old, but on the site of present-day Kotor, people settled much earlier. Surrounded by grandiose walls, intertwined with old cobbled streets where tourists gladly "get lost", it is a favorite port for big cruisers and tourists from all over the world. Kotor is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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