Kotor's Historical Churches Walking Tour (Self Guided), Kotor

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's Historical Churches Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Kotor's Historical Churches Walking Tour
Guide Location: Montenegro » Kotor (See other walking tours in Kotor)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 Km or 0.3 Miles
Author: emily
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Saint Tryphon Cathedral and Square
  • Church of St. Michael
  • Church of St. Clara
  • Church of St. Nicholas
  • Church of St. Luke
  • Church of St. Ozana (St. Maria of River)
Saint Tryphon Cathedral and Square

1) Saint Tryphon Cathedral and Square (must see)

St Tryphon Square is the main square in Kotor, Montenegro. It has been the gathering square for many centuries for the people living in Kotor on special occasions. This lovely square, with more stunning views of the mountains and ramparts above, is home to, in a clockwise direction, the old Town Hall, elegant Drago Palace, the Bishop’s Palace with its pretty courtyard, and beside it, majestic St Tryphon’s Cathedral.

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
Church of St. Michael

2) 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. Clara

3) 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. Nicholas

4) 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. Luke

5) 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. Ozana (St. Maria of River)

6) Church of St. Ozana (St. Maria of River)

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.

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

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: 2.4 Km or 1.5 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: 0.4 Km or 0.2 Miles