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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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  • St. Tryphon Cathedral is a beautiful church with a great history dating back to 1124. Its location is very picturesque - definitely worth a visit. 
  • Local tales abound very interesting. The climb to the upstairs reliquary a must do even if not religious. Towers of different heights Other Chapel s in town. 
  • Not many tourists know walking among the crowd near the Cathedral that is Holy Respicius town of Kotor, its heavenly patron. The Church was rebuilt (ponder) in 12 century. The white stone is the largest Catholic cathedral in the city. In the Chapel, built in the 14th century, the relics in the form of truncated chapters of Saint Tryphon. The rest of the relics of St. Tryphon is situated in Moscow (and also of the Oryol region and the Ukraine in Kiev). Part of the relics in 1803 from Montenegro, was brought to Russia.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Not bad but in Kotor is a lot better "buildings"
  • Great Church, make sure you enter and go on the terrace to enjoy the view