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Church of St. Luke, Kotor
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Many churches feature tombs, but the entire floor at Church of St. Luke is covered in the tombstones of the citizens of Kotor, who were buried inside the church until the 1830s. The Romanesque-Byzantine church was built in 1195, making it the oldest worship site in the town. You can still see fragments of 13th-century frescoes on the southern wall. In the 17th century, the Catholics turned it over to the Orthodox Church but kept the right to have one altar for their own use until the mid-19th century. The Orthodox altar is the work of Dascal Dimitrije, the founder of the 17th-century Rafailovic school of painting. This is the only edifice in the town that did not suffer significant damage during the two major earthquakes. To visit Church of St. Luke and get the most from your holiday in Kotor, create itinerary details personal to you using our Kotor trip generator.
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  • This is a small and interesting visit a very particular Church especially by its concave face. To enter into the church there to pay
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  • We poked our heads in to see this tiny church, to be welcomed by a friar gesturing us to come inside. He continued reading his newspaper as we soaked in some sanctity. I found a selection of very beau...  more »
  • Face to face with the Church of St. Nicolas Nicolas square, right by the sea, on the north side of the old town of Kotor, has been built. Compared to St. Nicolas with imposing facades, here's a tiny stone church. In 1195, looks really old looks, but you see the sturdiness will endured a 2-degree earthquake. Feel the solemnity, but little inside is simple, ornate would be this way. Worth seeing is at the left rear of the Lord more than one guide is another one of those.
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  • Beautiful church! Kotor is an amazing city!
  • The centre piece in town. If you're anywhere near this area, make sure you spend some time in Kotor, it's a beautiful place.
  • Small, homely church but not nearly as spectacular as the ones adjacent to it!
  • It is worth the small fee, especially the balcony!
  • Beautiful church
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