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.
The Doge's Palace or the Providence Palace is situated on the Square of the Arms, the main square in Kotor, which is the first to welcome tourists if they enter the old city through the main city gate. The Doge's Palace is the largest palace in the old town, built in the eighteenth century. It is located along the city walls and occupies the entire western facade of the city. It was called the Doge's Palace because it housed the Venetian Providence.
BIZANTI PALACE is situated in the main town square. In historical writings, the Bizanti family of Kotor was mentioned for the first time in the 11th century. This family has given numerous famous people, including captains, professors and priests. The Bizanti Palace consists of several parts, and above the main entrance there is the coat of arms of the Bizanti family.
The palace Beskuca is located in the street that leads from the Arms Square to the Flour Square, more precisely, straight across the Bizanti Palace. It is a magnificent three-storey palace, with a simple facade, adorned with a beautiful portal above an unusually large entrance door. The palace was built in 1776. The portal is unique in the Adriatic and is a true masterpiece of Gothic architecture. In the center of the portal is a winged lion, the coat of arms of the family - a snake wrapped around a tree holding a baby in its mouth, and below it is writen a Latin inscription
THE BUĆA FAMILY PALACE was annexed to the Palace Beskuca. The palace was built in the 14th century and belonged to the most significant and richest manor family, the family named Buća. Unfortunately, the weather and earthquakes greatly affected the appearance of this palace. Buca Palace is quite simple, but the impressive family coat of arms is still above the main entrance of the palace. This family had three personalities: Trifun Buća, the deputy of the Serbian king Milutin at the court of the pope in Avignon and Charles se Valo, the brother of the French king.
PIMA'S PALACE is located across the street from Buca Palace, in a small square of Flour. The palace belonged to the Pima noble family, built in the seventeenth century. It is one of the luckiest Kotor palaces because it was never destroyed in earthquakes, so it prserved its original appearance for more than 300 years. The palace was built in a Baroque style, on two floors, with stone pillars and a balcony with a metal fence - 250 years old. Notable personalities from this family are the poets Jerome and Bernard Pima