St. Tryphon Cathedral, Kotor

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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. Using our international travel planner, Kotor attractions like St. Tryphon Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 17, 2017
    you need to pay to enter, we were rather surprised as it is a church, but there is a museum upstairs which is very interesting and has rather a bit too see. outside there is church shop with nice arti...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    One of the few exhibitions offered by a church that is well organised, curTed in detail and the size and exhibit is limited enough so you don't get bored. The cathedral closes around 6pm and the ticke...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We visited this church at the suggestion of the Guide. The best part is the Museum although piping hot. However lacked the object names and there was no explanation or a list of them
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  • July 3, 2017
    I love the two towers. Looks great in the sun, with the mountains behind! Beautiful. Inside is less impressive.
  • June 7, 2016
    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.
  • March 28, 2017
    impressive, should have gone on the terrace
  • October 10, 2016
    Great Church, make sure you enter and go on the terrace to enjoy the view
  • April 29, 2017
    Beautiful restored cathedral

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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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