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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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  • There are so many churches in old town, we enjoyed the ones we visited. St Luke had a something special.  more »
  • A small church found when you walk around Kotor, it isn't worth a visit for itself but worth checking out if you intend to enjoy a walk around the city.  more »
  • It is decorated with three bells was built in 1195, the small stone church. Earthquake of 2 degrees to it endured, but certainly are in the rugged sense of stability. Hakuho was Catholic, but seems to have changed in the Orthodox Church in the mid-17th century. Interior tours are available.
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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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