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: 0.6 Km or 0.4 Miles
Author: emily
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Grubonja Palace
  • Lombardic Palace
  • Vrachien Palace
  • Pima Palace
  • Buca Palace
  • Bizanti Palace
  • Beskuca Palace
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Grubonja Palace

1) Grubonja Palace (must see)

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.
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Lombardic Palace

2) 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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Vrachien Palace

3) Vrachien Palace

The Vrachien Palace is a fantastic example of traditional Italian Baroque architecture. Built in the 18th Century, it first served as a home for the Vrachien family, an influential dynasty in Cattaro since medieval times. The palace is definitely worth a visit to see its remarkably well preserved interior.
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Pima Palace

4) Pima Palace (must see)

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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Buca Palace

5) Buca Palace

The Buca Palace is located on Trg od Brasna. It was built for the Buca family, one of the most influential families in the city, whose members included ambassadors and court officials. Much of its original Gothic style was lost after its reconstruction following the 1667 earthquake.
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Bizanti Palace

6) 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

7) Beskuca Palace (must see)

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.

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 Old City Walking Tour

Kotor Old City Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
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
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles