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St. Nikola Church, Kotor

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Explore the rich collection of Orthodox icons behind the altar of . The church was built in Serbian-Byzantine style on the grounds of a 19th-century church that was destroyed by fire. Its size, shape, and large octagonal domes make it the most prominent building in town if you're looking down from the fortress walls. You're likely to see believers light candles in front of the iconostasis. The church treasures include more than 150 Greek, Russian, and Serbian icons, as well as clerical vestments, liturgical objects, and other valuables, most of which were gifts from Kotor's notable families. See St. Nikola Church and all Kotor has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kotor trip itinerary builder.
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  • A very decorated church- it's beautiful. It sits in the middle of a square, and amongst it are restaurants and shops. I can't imagine what it looked like when it was built- what the city must have loo...  more »
  • On a walking tour of Kotor old town you will find right next to Saint Luka church is Saint Nicholas church (built in 1909.) that possesses a rich collection of icons and a beautiful iconostasis made b...  more »
  • Remember to remove your hats, ask permission for photos, don't use flash photography, and be aware that some folks may be using the church for worship and not sightseeing. Enjoy the visit.  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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