The 10 Best Things to Do in Kotor, Kotor Municipality

Located on a beautiful bay on the coast of Montenegro, Kotor is a city steeped in tradition and history, with remarkable scenic views. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the old city was built between the 12th and 14th centuries and is filled with medieval architecture and historic monuments. Extending over four kilometers, the city walls that have protected Kotor for centuries lead up to the fortress of Saint Ivan.

1. Bay of Kotor

Kotor, Kotor Municipality, Montenegro Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
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5 based on 2582 reviews

Bay of Kotor

Reviewed By globedecker - Summit, New JerseySummit, New Jersey

Amazing drive. LOVELY!!!

We drove from Dubrovnik to Kotor on a sunny April afternoon. This rates up there on one of the most beautiful drives in Europe. Be sure to pull over once in a while to take in the scenery or stop at the many medieval villages dotting the shore.

2. Kotor Old City

Stari grad, Kotor, Kotor Municipality 85330, Montenegro Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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4.5 based on 5105 reviews

Kotor Old City

Reviewed By JetaShehu

Amazing nature and beautiful city

This is where one can find the mountain and sea views breaking each other , sit down and relax or take a boat ride. Rich history and culture and beautiful people!

3. Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni

Kotor bb, Kotor, Kotor Municipality 85330, Montenegro Sights & Landmarks, Castles
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4.5 based on 1228 reviews

Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni

Reviewed By FootlooseSingapore - SingaporeSingapore

Panorama

A visit to Kotor isn’t complete without accepting the challenge of entering Fort St Giovanni. Optically daunting, it’s a return trip of about 2.5 hours along relatively well maintained paths that offer rewarding views of the surrounding fiords. The sheer

4. City Walls

Kotor, Kotor Municipality, Montenegro Sights & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 1587 reviews

City Walls

Reviewed By HollyBerryElf - Weilerbach, GermanyWeilerbach, Germany

walk on city walls, different view of resident life

we walked on the city walls (not up to the church overlooking the city - that's a different set) from both the north and south gates ... got little peeks of back gardens, resident terraces, and the back of many ancient buildings. be careful walking, surfa

5. Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen

Kotor, Kotor Municipality, Montenegro Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities, Scenic Drives, Lookouts More
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Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen

Reviewed By Shawnino - Halifax, CanadaHalifax, Canada

Hairpin city... worth the trip

Road cut out of mountainside during Austro-Hungarian times features relentlress hairpin after hairpin. Our driver-guide Milovan from MTours was very good at negotiating it--we went at sped but always felt safe. View at the top is well worth the trip and t

6. St. Tryphon Cathedral

Trg Sv. Tripuna, Stari grad, Kotor, Kotor Municipality 85330, Montenegro Sights & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Ancient Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites More
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St. Tryphon Cathedral

Reviewed By LolaGo1 - Washington DC, District of ColumbiaWashington DC, District of Columbia

MOST Beautiful Church in Old Town Kotor

After visiting the other churches located at the Historic Center, I concluded that this is the most beautiful and best preserved among the churches near it.Entrance fee is 3 Euro. Note that taking pictures inside this church is not allowed!Yes, this is a

7. Our Lady of Health

Kotor, Kotor Municipality, Montenegro Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 229 reviews

Our Lady of Health

Reviewed By Georgia j - Melbourne, AustraliaMelbourne, Australia

AMAZING

So beautiful church, really amazing how in the past people use to build this monuments with their own hands, the church belongs to the 16th century.

8. Cats Museum

Trg Svete Gospe od Andela | Stari Grad 371, Kotor, Kotor Municipality 85330, Montenegro Museums, Specialty Museums
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Cats Museum

Cats Museum was founded in 2013. It is located in the middle of the Old town of Kotor, in the area of the antique monastery of Our lady of Angels, which belonged to the nuns of Santa Clara. This area, currently open to the public, used to be an antique refectory, unfortunately unrecognizable due to numerous reconstructions which followed after the abolition of the religious community. The biggest part of the Museum's collection comes from Venice, more precisely from the fund of the International Centre for Adopting Cats "Badoer" enriched by the substantial donation from countess Francesca Montereale di Mantica. The exhibition contains engravings (XVI-XIX c), antique books (XVI-XIX c), coins, medals (XIX -XX c), illustrated postcards (1891-1950), greeting cards, old photographs, cinematographic posters, sheet music, records, old advertisements, various objects, stamps, etc. One big section is dedicated to the Cat exhibitions before the First World War as well as to the children through the most common school items: notebooks, infant books, etc. The museum's goal is that, through the cat as the most common pet, the public gets a message of respect for the environment and the nature, each day more and more threatened by men. On request, The Museum organizes traveling exhibitions in various European countries and within its possibilities constantly buys pieces that can enrich its collection. Furthermore, the museum is available to host exhibitions featuring the works of contemporary artists who are interested to organize their art events in Kotor. A certain percentage from its income is spent on buying food for the street cats.

Reviewed By Jo K - BexleyBexley

Quite unique

As you walk around Kotor you will come across many cats roaming the streets or snuggling up together under benches of wherever they choose. They all looked well cared for. This museum is dedicated to cats and admission is just 1 Euro each. It's quite a ti

9. St. Nikola Church

Trg Sv. Nikole | Stari grad bb, Kotor, Kotor Municipality 85330, Montenegro Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
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4 based on 309 reviews

St. Nikola Church

Reviewed By Deborah T - Chicago, IllinoisChicago, Illinois

Interesting "newer" Serbian Orthodox Church

St. Nikola is the most important Orthodox Church in Kotor. It was built in 1902 on the foundations of an older building that was destroyed by fire in the nineteenth century. It was built in the Pseudo-Byzantine style as one-nave church. The church has a l

10. Piazza of the arms

Kotor, Kotor Municipality, Montenegro Sights & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
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Piazza of the arms

Reviewed By Robert937 - Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The Netherlands

Initially for the military, now for all of us

Square of the Arms or Trg od Oružja in Serbian because the Venetian military used to make and store munitions here. Nowadays there are cafés and terraces, bakeries and pastry shops, banks, and several historical buildings. A great place to start your visi

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