Northern Gate, Kotor

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The 16th-century Northern Gate was built to commemorate Kotor's victory over Hayreddin Barbarossa, a famous Turkish admiral. The entry represents a fine example of Renaissance architecture. The little bridge across the Skurda river offers views of the medieval fortifications. Just next to the gate, you can stop at a small fish restaurant with indoor and open-air seating. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Kotor holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Northern Gate and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Contains the old, side passes a canal that flows into the Bay, crossing the bridge, you arrive to a shopping area and the beach which is the most close to the old town. It is another entrance that near the entrance of the sea are the most visited.
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  • Northern or River gate was built in the year 1540, in memory of the miraculous deliverance of the threat of ruin Kotor Turkish fleet under the command of Barbarossa's Hajreddina. River because water flow along the wall of the South River Shkudry sleeves. Across the river leads to the gates of the stone arch bridge (hanging is not, as some have claimed, "the witnesses"), only instead of the last section was a lifting bridge, now just the flooring). Gate decorated with the image of fortress, winged lion and St. Mark with a closed book. The following coats of arms and the initials of the city leaders of the time, and two tables in Latin, those addressing the events of 1539-1540. Inside the Arch of the gate in the thick walls of a watchman for security guards. When visiting the River Gates remember fish in Shkudre that vyprashivali don't have standing on the bridge.
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  • The Northern Gate offers great views of the city walls and is less crowded then the Sea Gate but isn't as close to Kotor main attractions. Probably worth walking out of once but not an unmissable attr...  more »

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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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