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 app .
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  • Another religious building that is plain on the outside but beautiful inside. It is also well preserved and has an unusual shape. Worth visiting in the old town.  more »
  • Without a map, I just kept walking around the Old Town. This was how I came across this small church that appeared to be another Orthodox church. I wondered why so many churches in such a small area! ...  more »
  • 8 Centuries of church in the rampant walls of the old Kotor City entrance square. Stonework structure a church is a truly beautiful church, a Unesco World Heritage site.
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