Castle Of San Giovanni, Špiljari

Castle · Tourist Spot
Climb to the top of , which offers bird's-eye views of the fjord and the Old Town from the height of 1,200 m (3937 ft). Together with the Old Town and its natural surroundings, the fortifications are listed as a World Heritage Site. The Illyrians, Byzantines, Venetians, and Austrians built the fortress between the ninth and 19th centuries. Take the main entrance near the River Gate and ask for a descriptive brochure identifying various towers, citadels, gates, bastions, forts, cisterns, and churches along the way. Rest on a stone seat in front of the Church of Our Lady of Remedy. Walk carefully, as the stairs are unstable in places, and be sure to take a bottle of water with you. Take a look at our Špiljari tour itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Castle Of San Giovanni and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I'm so glad we decided to go hike the old walls of Kotor! The views of the old city,, and the Bay of Kotor from up there, are just magnificent! The hike is somewhat difficult, with uneven steps, and.....  more »
  • Fabulous couple of hours with the family, good footwear and of plenty water essential. Glad we set off while steps were still in the shade  more »
  • Stunning views from a crumbling fortress. May seem a bit expensive (8€ I want to remember?) but worth the views.  more »
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  • The walk up takes about an hour and you should be reasonably fit to do it. The views on the way and at the top are fantastic. Well worth it but the city should clean up the rubbish a bit more often especially since it usually costs €8 to go up.
  • The Place is fantastic, obviously it's a tourist area living mostly for the summer time but I would love to have someone cleaning the path at least a couple of times during the day! Also to start your hike it costs 8 euros per person, I'd expect someone that removes the trash. The view on top is wonderful and fulfilling! Loved it.
  • Bit slippery but amazing view, and worth climbing all the way to the top.
  • Scary guy guarding the entrance to the hill. Bit of a hike afterward. Incredible view. 5 stars.
  • Stunning views, but if you intend to make the long hike up to the castle, my advice is to start early. I arrived before eight in the morning and the turnstiles were unmanned, meaning it was free. The path also gets very crowded later, and lots of it is in poor condition, other than some narrow steps which run along the side. An excellent place to visit, if you get there early enough.

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