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Kotor Old City Walking Tour (Self Guided), Kotor

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.
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Kotor Old City Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Kotor Old City Walking Tour
Guide Location: Montenegro » Kotor (See other walking tours in Kotor)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: emily
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Southern Gate
  • Drago Palace
  • Grgurina Palace
  • Clock Tower
  • Square of Arms
  • Main Gate (Sea Gate)
  • Northern Gate
  • St. Ivan Fortress and City Walls
Southern Gate

1) Southern Gate

Historically, the city of Kotor could be entered via three different gates. This Southern Gate (also known as Gurdic Gate) had a mechanized three-way entrance that made it one of the most important access points in the city. The other two gates - the Northern and Main gates – were larger but had only one gateway.
Drago Palace

2) Drago Palace (must see)

This palace was first erected in the 14th Century, but had to be renovated twice after earthquakes in 1667 and 1979. Decorated with dragons, the palace remains a good example of Gothic architecture. Nowadays, it houses the Regional Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments.
Grgurina Palace

3) Grgurina Palace (must see)

This beautiful Baroque edifice dates from the 18th Century. Located in Boka Fleet Square, it is now the home of the Maritime Museum. Next to its entrance you will see two cannons which symbolize the endless battle between seamen and pirates.
Clock Tower

4) Clock Tower (must see)

Located in the very heart of Kotor, the Clock Tower is one of the most recognizable landmarks of the city. Situated opposite the Main Gate, the 16th Century tower combines elements of Baroque and Gothic architecture.
Square of Arms

5) Square of Arms (must see)

Trg od Oruzja (Square of Arms) is Kotor’s largest city square. It got its name during the Venetian period when arms were stored and repaired here. Some of Kotor’s most important buildings, such as the Napoleon Theatre and the Arsenal building are located here.
Main Gate (Sea Gate)

6) Main Gate (Sea Gate) (must see)

Kotor's Main Gate is the largest and probably the most beautiful of the city's three gates. Dating from the 16th Century, this gate was erected during the time of Bernardo Renier. Its style combines Renaissance and Baroque elements.
Northern Gate

7) Northern Gate (must see)

The Nothern Gate was built to commemorate Kotor’s victory over famous Hajrudin Barbarosa, a famous Turkish admiral. The entranceway represents a fine example of Renaissance architecture.
St. Ivan Fortress and City Walls

8) St. Ivan Fortress and City Walls (must see)

The St Ivan Fortress and city walls were gradually built up over the course of centuries. The fortifications you can see today have been well preserved, dating all the way back to the 16th Century.

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 Churches Walking Tour

Kotor Churches Walking Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 Km or 0.3 Miles
Kotor Introduction Walk

Kotor Introduction 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 or 2.1 Miles
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 or 0.4 Miles