Kotor Walking Tour

2 hours | Kotor | ZKQ-380
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Points of Interest

  • St. Tryphon Cathedral
  • Maritime Museum
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
St. Tryphon Cathedral
The rose windows on the façade of St. Tryphon Cathedral welcome visitors to this stunning three-nave Basilica, originally built in 1166 on the fundaments of a small Romanesque church then extensively restored several times, especially after a devastating 1667 earthquake. Inside, graceful Corinthian columns alternating with pillars of light pink stone support the vaulted roof, and a rich collection of Venetian art work dating to the 14th century dazzles alongside frescoes and a gilded altar, one of Kotor's most prized treasures.

Maritime Museum
Located at the Square of Boka Marine, this comprehensive three-story museum is housed in the 17th-century Grgurina Palace. The ground level introduces visitors to the significant moments and historic personalities in Kotor's history. The second and third levels display a fine collection of naval artifacts, weaponry and ship models chronicling Kotor's glory days as one of the Adriatic's major naval forces. The collection was started by the Boka Marine Fraternity in 1880, and the museum was opened to the public in 1900. It features memorabilia, photographs and reconstructed drawing rooms from local noble families. Audio guides enhance the experience.

What you will see along the way:
Kotor
Nestled on the coast of Montenegro, beautiful Kotor, with a magnificently preserved old city built over the 13th and 14th centuries, showcases exceptional medieval architecture within its Venetian stone walls. Cobblestone streets wind through this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which boasts the St. Tryphon Cathedral built in 1166, atmospheric marketplaces, sunny cafes and grand palaces built by the mercantile families of the city's past – all surrounded by stunning views and overlooking the sparkling bay.

Shopping:
In the interior of Old Kotor, you will find the largest number of shops and boutiques. Here, you can also find smaller shops and vendors that offer footwear and clothes from renowned European and world designers and creators. The old town is also well known for its cat population. If you're looking for a unique souvenir, the Cats of Kotor shop is a great place to stop for cat-themed art and crafts, with proceeds going to help feed the local cat population.

Photo Opportunities:
Step outside the Maritime Museum and you will see an ornate iron fence that encircles the Karampana Well, a tiny well that for centuries provided all of Kotor's fresh drinking water.
Snack:
At your own expense, refresh with a quick bite or beverage at one of the many cafés found in Kotor, possibly enjoying a slice of "krempita," or cream pie.

Special Notes:

Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Walking tour of Kotor

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
01:00
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Visit to Cathedral

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Visit to Maritime museum

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes