Grgurina Palace (Palata Grgurina) description and photos - Montenegro: Kotor. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Palata Grgurina.
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Grgurin's palace is located in the old Kotor, north of the famous Cathedral of St. Tryphon. This is one of the architectural monuments of old Kotor in the mature baroque style.
The building was built in the 18th century and belonged to the noble Grgurin family, who acquired their fortune by being engaged in sea trade. The famous Korcula stone was used for the construction of the palace; balconies with balustrades, brackets for balconies, window and door openings were also made from it. The main facade, symmetrical in relation to the middle of the building, with a dominant stone balcony with a balustrade, belongs to the Baroque architectural style. On the north side of the palace there is a spacious terrace with a gazebo, where you can see the family coat of arms of the Grgurin family - the image of a goat - the symbol of the city of Koper, from where the family moved to Kotor.
The interior of the palace is also made in the Baroque style. Of particular interest are the wooden ceilings restored after the earthquake in 1979, the floors in the central hall and the hallway, laid diagonally with stone slabs in white and red. One of the rooms on the ground floor has preserved the original decorative parquet flooring from various types of wood.
From the beginning of the 19th century until the end of World War II, the Grgurin Palace housed the city government and various military services. Currently, the building of the palace is occupied by the Maritime Museum, which presents to the attention of visitors collections related to the maritime history of the region. Here you can see ship models, old maps, various navigation devices, portraits of famous sailors,
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