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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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  • It is worth entering this small Orthodox Church to appreciate the differences with Catholic churches, that they have no banks.
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  • Next to the Church of St Nikola, opposite the Esplanade of the same name, is simple, it seems more a capilla.no has cost to enter.
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  • This church has an interesting history of being passed around various faiths by occupiers of the territory. It's alter and simple architecture are inspiring.  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

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A jewel of Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, the city of Kotor draws scores of tourists and boasts a selection of places to stay for all tastes. The city offers several luxury hotels and apartments, as well as a broad choice of economy lodgings, such as pensions, hostels, boutique hotels, and bed and breakfasts. If you like to be in the heart of the city bustle, look for lodgings in the historical old town, or book a stay just outside the city center for quieter surroundings. Those who prefer to be close to nature can also stay at a campsite close to the city.
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