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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. Use our Kotor vacation builder to add St. Tryphon Cathedral and other attractions to your Kotor vacation plans.
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  • One of the main points of interest on a walking tour of Kotor.the church was built in honour of the St Tryphon, patron saint and protector of the city, on the same place where an older church, that wa...  more »
  • St. Tryphon Cathedral demands some time to visit. We feel at home in this cathedral, and would have liked to have visited during mass.  more »
  • This is not a dark and musty church, but a bright and clean and beautifully restored church. Lots to see compared to most in and out churches.  more »
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  • 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.
  • impressive, should have gone on the terrace
  • Beautiful restored cathedral
  • Great Church, make sure you enter and go on the terrace to enjoy the view
  • 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.