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Church of St. Luke, Kotor

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • What makes this church so interesting is that it used to be a Catholic school, more precisely until the middle of XVII century, but later because of the wars and the arrival of the Orthodox people in ...  more »
  • So impressed with this small church. It's quaintness was as overwhelming as some of the largest churches we have seen in Europe. Such character. TIP: Before taking photos inside, always ask for permis...  more »
  • I loved this tiny church I don't think I have visited smaller. The thousand year history is astounding from wars and earthquakes it still remains. My wife bought her bookmarks from here she liked the ...  more »
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  • Lovely place. Loved it!
  • Small church. great proportions.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful church! Kotor is an amazing city!
  • Beautiful church