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St. Tryphon Cathedral, Kotor
Categories: Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
The largest building in the city, St. Tryphon Cathedral showcases a classical Romanesque architectural style and holds a collection of priceless artifacts and art pieces. Built in the 12th century, this palace rests on Corinthian columns and pink stone pillars. Its bell towers were rebuilt in the Baroque style after an earthquake, and its rose windows illustrate Gothic-Renaissance motifs. Seek out the lavish interior frescoes from the 14th century, the bas-relief altar screen, and the Romanesque Gothic ciborium--the highlight of the interior decoration. Visit the reliquary chapel to see a 1288 wooden crucifix, and look for St. Tryphon's remains at the site. Use our Kotor vacation builder to add St. Tryphon Cathedral and other attractions to your Kotor vacation plans.
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The cathedral is understated but elegant with a beautiful silver altar. We were fortunate to visit just after mass had ended and saw the bishop. A youth choir from Zagreb sang for the bishop. The acou... read more »
This a relatively understated church which has been rebuilt in recent times as the result of an earthquake. The church has a lovely silver alter and some interesting paintings. Also upstairs there are... read more »
Lovely square, and nice views of the town from the balcony. Lots of great artefacts inside. I would recommend reading about the church and Saint Tryphon himself before going though; there's no explana... read more »
We went first thing in the morning and the crowds weren't bad. Be sure to go up the stairs to the left by the entrance to see great art and artifacts. That area could be easy to overlook if you aren't paying attention. If you want to know the names, dates and history, you need to purchase the guidebook.
The magnificent Cathedral of St Tryphon, was first built in 1166 but rebuilt and extended over time, after having suffered damages because of several earthquakes. The terrace on the church façade is a great place to view the square from above.
Paul StJohn Mackintosh
Fascinating cathedral, somewhat small, with a definite Byzantine flavour. The cathedral square is practically the centre of Kotor Old Town and definitely worth loitering in.
Lepa in zanimiva ☺
A lovely cathedral, but perhaps busier that the others in Kotor, so would recommend to be avoided during the middle of the day, better photo opportunities can be had early morning.
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