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Old town of Kotor in Montenegro

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Particularly noteworthy is the old part of the city of Kotor, fully protected by UNESCO. It has been perfectly preserved from medieval times. Architecturally, this part of the city is dominated by the Venetian style, since it was the Venetian Republic that owned Kotor during the period of its active development.

The old town is surrounded by 20-meter city walls with a total length of 4 , 5 kilometers. There are three interesting gates in the wall: Marine of the 16th century, Gurdich Gate from the south and River Gate from the north.  

The old town is curious for its Princely Palace, Catholic Cathedral of St. Tryphon with beautiful Greek frescoes on the walls, Clock Tower 1602. It is interesting to visit the Palace of the Gregurin family with the Maritime Museum of Montenegro located in it, as well as the palaces of Bucha, Bizanti, Drago, Pima, Beskuch, etc. .

Among the churches one can distinguish such as Church of St. Luke, which has both Catholic and Orthodox altar, the ancient Church of St. Mary on the River, Church of St. Clare with a library, as well as Church of St. Michael, containing a whole collection of carved stone coats of arms of noble families of Kotor.

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Author: Kelly Costine