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Arsenal description and photos - Montenegro: Kotor

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Arsenal description and photo - Montenegro: Kotor

Arsenal description and photos - Montenegro: Kotor. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Arsenal.

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The Arsenal building owes its name to the Arsenal Square, which is located in the northeastern corner of Kotor. The Arsenal building was erected here for a number of reasons: it is protected by the powerful ancient bastion of the Citadel with the towering Campana tower and the shipyard on the Kotor embankment, right in front of the bastion. All this makes the building successful from a military point of view.

Previously, on the Square of Arms, the city's defenders were preparing to repel the attacks of the city's enemies. In 1539, the famous sea bandits of the Algerian pirate Barbarossa Haydreddin invaded. The attackers failed to break through the defense of the city, which contributed to their retreat after three days of siege.

Today, the building of the Kotor Arsenal houses a city military galley called "St. Tryphon."

Reconstruction of the building in the early sixties of the XX century entailed significant changes in the appearance of the building: the steep and high roof was removed, instead of one floor, several floors appeared on the mighty arches towering over the basement. An ancient inscription has been preserved on the front doors, notifying that materials for the crew of the bay are stored here. Previously, the floor could be accessed through a stone staircase, but it was removed at the end of the 19th century. This was due to the re-equipment of the Arsenal building into a military bakery, supplying bread to the entire Kotor garrison.

Today, side walls have been added to the Arsenal building leading to the second floor. Thus, today you can see two floors and a basement.

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