Kotor Palaces Walking Tour (Self Guided), Kotor

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.
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Kotor Palaces Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Kotor Palaces Walking Tour
Guide Location: Montenegro » Kotor (See other walking tours in Kotor)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 Km or 0.2 Miles
Author: emily
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Bizanti Palace
  • Beskuca Palace
  • Pima Palace
  • Drago Palace
  • Maritime Museum - Gregorina Palace
  • Lombardic Palace
  • Grubonja Palace
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Bizanti Palace

1) Bizanti Palace

Located on Trg od Oruzja, the Bizanti Palace was first erected in the 14th Century. After the devastating earthquake of 1667, the palace was significantly reconstructed. Today the edifice represents a fine example of Renaissance architecture with elements of Baroque style. The building still bears the initials and coat of arms of one of its previous owners – Nikola Bizanti.
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Beskuca Palace

2) Beskuca Palace

The Beskuca Palace dates from the mid-18th Century. Its famous portal is a masterpiece of floral Gothic architecture. It first belonged to the Beskucas, a noble family that gained their power through naval commerce. During the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the palace served as a courthouse. Nowadays, it's the property of city authorities.
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Pima Palace

3) Pima Palace

Situated on Flour Square, this beautiful 17th Century palace stands out with its long Baroque balustrade. The building itself represents a fine example of Renaissance-Baroque architecture. Renovated after the 1979 earthquake, today the building houses a popular bar.
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Drago Palace

4) Drago Palace

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.
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Maritime Museum - Gregorina Palace

5) Maritime Museum - Gregorina Palace

Gregorina Palace is a beautiful Baroque edifice built in 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.

The Maritime Museum of Montenegro in Kotor has grown out of the collection founded by the "Boka Marine" Fraternity, around the year 1880 and opened to public in 1900. It gradually enlarged and in 1938, it was re-arranged and opened to visitors on the first floor of the present Museum building. It was only after the end of World War II, in the period 1949-1952, that the whole building, Baroque palace of the noble Grgurina family from the beginning of the 18th century, was completely restored and adaptet to meet the needs of the Museum.

The disastrous earthquake of April 15,1979, caused halt in regular activities of the Museum, its building being considerably damaged. In the period from 1982 to 1984, conservation and restoration works were finished and after the five year period of renovation, the Museum continued its activities.
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Lombardic Palace

6) Lombardic Palace

The Lombardic Palace is another Kotor mansion that belonged to a wealthy family. Built in the 18th Century, this traditional three-story palace is located right next to the Church of Saint Luke. Visitors can get something to drink afterwards at the popular café nearby.
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Grubonja Palace

7) Grubonja Palace

This 17th Century palace is located on Trg od Drva, next to the entrance to the St Ivan Fortress. The building is best known for its built-in symbol of the old Kotor's pharmacy, which was founded in the 14th Century.

Walking Tours in Kotor, Montenegro

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Create Your Own Walk in Kotor

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Kotor's Historical Churches Walking Tour

Kotor's Historical Churches Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 Km or 0.3 Miles
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: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles