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Church of St. Luke, Kotor

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4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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 a great atmosphere inside this house of worship. The mournful sounds of the chanting in the background create a surreal atmosphere. It is an active place of worship and should be treated as such ...  read more »
  • The Church of St. Luke is a nice average Church in the old town of Kotor. It's a nice Church but no more than that.
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  • St Luke is a small church in the square by the same name it started life as a Catholic church and now is orthodox built in 1195. The church is still a working with marriages and baptisms in the floor ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • It is worth the small fee, especially the balcony!
  • Small, homely church but not nearly as spectacular as the ones adjacent to it!
  • Small and cozy Chapel. Built in the 12 century wealthy local resident. What is unusual here is a mixture of decoration of the Church Catholic Orthodox rigour and richness. It happened because during the war with the Ottomans people fled. And so the requests of displaced persons in the temple installed the second altar. Unusual sex, it is covered with a sepulchral graves. With 19 century Church exclusively Orthodox. Here the relics of St. Luke and the others.
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  • Beautiful in this wonderful old town.
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