Kotor Churches Walking Tour, Kotor (Self Guided)

Although Kotor is a small city, it is home to a surprising number of beautiful churches. Many of these buildings are decorated with amazing frescoes dating from as far back as the 14th Century. Take this walking tour to see the most impressive places of worship in the city.
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Kotor Churches Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Kotor Churches Walking Tour
Guide Location: Montenegro » Kotor (See other walking tours in Kotor)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km
Author: emily
Church of St. Michael

1) Church of St. Michael

The Church of St. Michael was erected on the site of a former Benedictine monastery at the end of the 14th Century. As well as admiring the building itself, visitors can also see a collection of stone monuments inside the church.
Church of St. Luke

2) Church of St. Luke (must see)

The Church of St. Luke is one of the oldest churches in Kotor. It was constructed by Mauro Kacafrangi all the way back in 1195. Located on Piazza Greca, the church combines elements of Roman and Byzantine architecture. Miraculously, it was one of the few buildings that escaped damage in the two major earthquakes that have struck the city. It’s also a unique church because it features both a Catholic and an Orthodox altars.
Church of St. Nicholas

3) Church of St. Nicholas (must see)

The Church of St. Nicholas was built around the turn of the 20th Century in an architectural style known as Pseudo-Byzantine. You will be impressed by its rich collection of icons gathered in a decorative display behind the altar.
Church of St. Clara

4) Church of St. Clara

The Church of St. Clara attracts many visitors to see its beautiful Baroque altar. This amazing marble piece was sculpted by Francesco Cabianca. The 14th Century complex also boasts a rich library full of wonderful old books.
Church of St. Ozana (St. Maria of River)

5) Church of St. Ozana (St. Maria of River) (must see)

The Church of St. Ozana was built on the site of an ancient Christina Episcopal basilica in the early 13th Century. Its structure represents a fine example of Romanesque architecture. Visitors here will also get the chance to see the relics of St. Ozana, which are housed inside.
Church of St. Ana

6) Church of St. Ana

The Church of St. Ana is a beautiful 12th Century place of worship. Look out for the interesting composition of frescoes on its façade, which represent St. Christopher, the patron saint of travelers. Inside you will find more beautiful frescoes created in the 15th Century by Lovro Marinov Dobricevic.
Church of St. Joseph

7) Church of St. Joseph

The Church of St. Joseph is located around St. John's Hill. It’s most famous for its amazing altar, which was designed by artist Cabianca. The floor consists of several tombstones bearing the coats of arms of notable local families.
Church of St. Paul

8) Church of St. Paul

The Church of St. Paul is a Romanesque church that was erected in the 13th Century. It’s well worth a visit to see the many amazing 15th Century frescoes inside.
Cathedral of Saint Tryphon

9) Cathedral of Saint Tryphon (must see)

This Roman Catholic cathedral is the largest building in Kotor, and considered by many to be one of the city’s most beautiful edifices. Consecrated in 1166, it was built in honor of the city’s patron saint Tryphon. Seriously damaged in the earthquake that ravaged the town in 1667, its reconstruction was completed in stages due to budget constraints. As a result, its two towers each have a different style. Older than many of Europe’s most famous churches and cathedrals, this cathedral houses many items of immense value. Inside you can see frescoes from the 14th Century, a stone ornament above the main altar depicting the life of St. Tryphon, and a relief of saints in gold and silver. Taken together, the feature of the church’s interior represent a unique collection of all the best works of local master craftsmen.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Kotor, Montenegro

Create Your Own Walk in Kotor

Create Your Own Walk in Kotor

Creating your own self-guided walk in Kotor is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Kotor Palaces Walking Tour

Kotor Palaces Walking Tour

This magnificent historic city is home to a number of wonderful palaces. Many of these beautifully ornamented mansions belonged to wealthy and influential families. Visitors can trace the history of each building by looking at the coats of arms of noble families and the paintings on the walls. Take this tour to see the best palaces in Kotor.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Perhaps one of the most picturesque coastal places in Montenegro, the old town of Kotor is a conglomerate of Venetian architecture, Adriatic sea and overhanging limestone cliffs. A warren of winding streets and squares, the medieval old town of Kotor houses several Romanesque churches, including the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, the Maritime Museum, exploring the local seafaring history, and other...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Kotor Old City Walking Tour

Kotor Old City Walking Tour

Surrounded by fortress walls, the old city area of Kotor was the cultural and trade center of Kotor bay throughout the centuries. It’s one of the most beautiful places in Montenegro, with impressive medieval architecture and numerous cultural monuments. Take this walking tour to enjoy the best sights in the district.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Kotor for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Kotor has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Kotor, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.