Kotor a cidade medieval mais bonita de Montenegro

Kotor the most beautiful medieval town of Montenegro

June 5, 2019 8 By Christian Gutierrez and Priscilla Gutierrez

Things to Do in Kotor the most beautiful medieval town of Montenegro, situated on the northern coast of the country, along the beautiful Bay of Kotor, a paradise in Montenegro, the best known and most visited city, It is very close to the border with Croatia, many tourists who go to Dubrovnik, They stretch the trip and go there.

We went to meet Dirty, a journey that we all Coast South Montenegro north, and we still also visited some cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Things to Do in Kotor and what are its tourist attractions?

Kotor is a medieval walled off the coast of Kotor Bay, a city that makes you go back in time, with its cobblestone streets and centuries-old buildings.

The city, formerly called “Cattaro” It was part of Republic of Venice when it reached its greatest splendor, but it has gone through various invasions and other areas to be a strategic region of the Adriatic Sea. That time were some of the most beautiful buildings in the historic center and the impressive walls and fortifications of the Castle of San Juan. Enter the city through one of its three medieval gates and walk among its narrow streets will make you doubt whether it is still in Montenegro or somewhere you got a time machine and came to the powerful Republic of Venice and Ragusa, Ancient region name. There are many things to see and do in Kotor, on your hike you can not fail to pass by Plaza de Armas with your Clock tower, a Orthodox church of St. Luke, 1195 Or the St. Trifón Cathedral, 1166. But there are other churches, monasteries, palaces and buildings that you will pass and be amazed.

Republic of Venice

Things to Do in Kotor and what are its tourist attractions?

We were staying in another city, because the hotel options in Kotor were more expensive, We stayed in Muo, in front of Kotor, a city which is also the edge of the Kotor Bay, only 5 Kms away from the city, gives to walk there, or park in some parking lots having an out of Kotor wall. The hotel that we stayed in and recommend Muo is Apartments Markovic, very pretty, cheap, clean, with kitchen, and a front terrace overlooking the beautiful Bay.

Kotor Bay

Muo to be across the bay, It has a full view of the whole city of Kotor, and its gigantic wall.

We went to the city of Kotor car, even though she was near Muo, We did it to save energy to go through the steep path that winds along the hill behind Kotor, this path or trail, It is easy but they are almost 1.500 steps to climb, what tired enough, but worth it, we enter the city by one of its 3 gates, this is called the right gate Gurdic Bastion and we went straight to the trail from the city to the fortress of Kotor, We passed the Castle of St John and churches. Go prepared for a climb many stairs, paved streets, walls and stops. But the views from the lookouts and walking are very spectacular, along the way have water vendors, the heat can not help but stop to drink water.

 gate Gurdic Bastion in Kotor

as we speak, on the way to the top we go through Church of Our Lady of Health e Church of St. John of Kotor.

Church of Our Lady of Health Church of St. John of Kotor

At the top of the wall and the path is Fortress of Kotor, or the ruins of the fortress, a place with the most beautiful view of the city and the bay.

Fortress of Kotor

After climbing the path of the wall that took 1 Time to rise and a 45 minutes to descend, we know that the city also has many tourist attractions in Kotor like St. Tryphon Cathedral

St. Tryphon Cathedral

Go to losing the medieval and narrow streets of the city is knowing your points, and we visited the Church of St. Michael.

The city has many towers, medieval houses, palaces and many churches as Saint Nicholas Church e Igreja de St. Mary Collegiate.

After a stop for lunch at one of several restaurants in town, it's hard to choose, it has many good places to eat, the food is not expensive, Montenegro to the European standards is a very cheap country.

We rested since we know the rest of the city, we were in Bridge and gate Škurde, which is the outer side of the city, where we enter, the bridge is over a small river flowing down from the mountains surrounding the city.

Bridge and gate Škurde

There is also one of the largest parts of the wall and has a bell tower, which has a restaurant at the tower, It was not what you eat, it seems that there is also a city of ballad.

wall and towers of Kotor

The main gate of Kotor called gate to the sea, It is right in the middle of the city, which has one of the paid parking to leave the car.

A Kotor Bay, O fjord southernmost Europe It is the largest in the whole area, with 28 km in length. The nature of the bay is amazing! This water inlet, it was the crater of a volcano in antiquity, to be a pretty big bay, every day come many cruise ships that make this script Mediterranean, which greatly favors the local tourism, but leaves the city with many tourists, if you are cruising see if have enough time to make the track wall, because most of them are anchored a few hours.

Kotor Bay, the fjord's southernmost Europe

If you're not going ship, know that you have many trips to explore the fjords of Kotor Bay, Boat day trips, you can enjoy this natural wonder of Montenegro. Parades are: one in blue cave, where you can bathe and another on the beautiful island of Our Lady of the Rocks which is in front of another beautiful city the Bay of Kotor, the city of Perast.

 Kotor wall illuminated

In the bay has no beaches, only small bathing places with solariums, but if you love the beach as we, has 3 very good options close, that are: Žanjic Beach, Mirišta Beach e Beach Pržno, are beautiful, if you have more time to go most beautiful beach in Montenegro, a Praia Sveti Stefan.

Sveti Stefan

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