Kotor Montenegro

Kotor (Montenegro)

Kotor is a typical European destination, with its unique strategic location.  Kotor was an important spot for trade in the past. This historic Mediterranean town is famous for its medieval monuments. It leaves you spell bounded with the exotic view of the mountain, the gigantic sea and splendid buildings with unique architecture. Kotor and its immense beauty will make you visit here again and again. This multi-cultural town has beautiful cathedral, roads and buildings which are built with mixed European style architecture. This exquisite town is a mixture, where the past co-exists with the present.  The old town of Kotor is named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a sense of calmness around this town, that you will enjoy a lot.

Location: It is located on a beauteous Bay, on the coast of Montenegro

Climate: The place has humid, sub-tropical climate. Summers are hot while winters are quite cold. Wear cottons in summers and woolens in winters.

Best time to visit: August to October

How to reach:

By Air: Tivat Airport, Podgorica Airport, Dubrovnik Airport.It is connected to the World by Road, Railway, Maritime and Air transportation

Places of interest

Kotor Cathedral

Location: Kotor, Montenegro

Timings: Open all days from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Kotor Cathedral, also called the ‘Cathedral of Saint Tryphon’ is located in the heart of the old town. This 12th century old beautiful Cathedral is truly a proud possession of Kotor. A tremendous amount of work has been done in the restoration of this old church after it was almost destroyed due to several earthquakes. In 1667, when the entire frontage of the Cathedral was destroyed, the Baroque Bell Towers were added to the Cathedral. Although the left ones are still unfinished, but the Cathedral has now been well preserved. The interior of the Cathedral is a master piece of Romanesque architecture. It hosts a small and unique museum on the upper floors of the church, which shows various treasures and other religious possessions. It has the private possessions of Saint Tryphon in the silver casket, which is considered as Kotor’s most valuable treasure

Our Lady of the Rocks

Location: It is located in the inner part of Boka Kotorska Bay, near Perast, Kotor

Timings: Open all days

How to reach: You will have to take a boat from Perast and you will reach there in almost half an hour.

Gospa od Skrpjela is the name of one of the two small but stunning islands, and the other one is St. George island. This island is unique in its own way, as it is an artificial island which was made by a bulwark of rocks and by sinking ships which were full of rocks.

The island is famous for its Cathedral. Our Lady of the Rocks, which is dedicated to Virgin Mary and it also hosts a museum. The church looks beautiful with Roman style architecture and is surrounded by water. The exotic paintings and the rare religious artifacts of the cathedral tell the tale of this cathedral and the devotion of Christianity. A small gift shop near the church and a Navigation Light, at the West of the island are intriguing. The scenic beauty and the location of this place will mesmerize your heart.

Maritime Museum

Location: Kotor, Montenegro

Timings: Monday to Saturday: Open from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday and holidays: Open from 9:00 a.m.- 1.00 p.m.

Opened in the year 1900, this small museum is dedicated to the naval history of Montenegro. It showcases rare old naval weapons, fascinating ships of the world war and exquisite paintings of sailors and high ranked sailors who have served their country. The museum was severely damaged in the earthquake in 1979. The works to preserve and conserve the museum took five long years to finish. After this, in 1984, the museum was able to continue its previous activities.   

Mt. Lovcen

Location: It is located in the rocky region of Dinara Alps, in South -Western Montenegro

How to reach: It can be reached by taxis or private or rented cars

The unique Mt. Lovcen rises from the Adriatic Basin borders and closes at the Bays of Boka Kotorska and makes a hinterland to Kotor. The mountain has two peaks- Stirovnik and Jezerski vrh. As the mountain is influenced by both the sea and the mainland, its climate is under the influence of both the regions. This has caused the development of different biological systems on the mountain. It is the home of almost 1,158 different kinds of plant species.

The main attraction of the mountain is its National Park, which was declared as a National Park in 1952. Besides its astounding scenic natural beauty, the park serves as a protector of Lovcen’s rich cultural, historical and architectural heritage. You will also be attracted by the old houses of the village Guvna, the beautiful cottages in katuns and the marvelous road from Kotor to the village, Njegusi, which is the birth place of ‘The House of Petrovic’, Montenegro’s royal family. This mountain and National Park is also famous for its outdoor activities and its beauteous natural views. It is becoming a favorite destination for hiking, trekking, skiing and other sports. This is a great place for people who appreciate the beauty of nature and love adventure sports.

Cats Museum

Location:  Stari Grad, Kotor, Montenegro

Timings: Open all days from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Dedicated to the cats, this museum was founded in 2013 and is one of its kind, having cats as the centre of attraction in their postcards, stamps, medals, coins and other daily use items. This place is an absolute paradise for cat lovers and will surely bring a smile on your face.

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