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Palata Drago 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 Palata Drago.
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Another building of outstanding architecture with historical, cultural and artistic value is located on St. Tryphon Square - the Drago Palace.
The Drago Palace was built in the 12th century and belonged to the noble Drago family. The Drago family flourished from the 13th to the 18th century, many prominent figures emerged from it, who showed themselves in the field of art, culture, economic and political life of the city of Kotor.
The two wings of the building, north and south, belong to different architectural styles. The southern wing of the palace was thoroughly destroyed by an earthquake in 1667, it was rebuilt almost from scratch in the Baroque style, using some of the preserved details of the old building. Thus, a balcony door with a Gothic pediment appeared on the second floor of the south wing. The north wing is built in a distinctly Gothic style. Double and triple windows on the second floor of the northern wing (biphores and triforos), the repeated image of the coat of arms of the Drago family - a dragon on a golden field, embossed tympans - decorative niches above the windows and other decorative elements belong to the Gothic of the 14th-15th centuries. architecture vaulted passage under the palace from the street to the inner staircase. It is made in a purely Gothic style and is decorated with floral designs, again the family coat of arms, and the heads of angels.
According to the surviving drawings, the interior of the palace was restored whenever possible. The interesting helical arrangement of wooden beams on the ceiling in the great hall of the palace deserves special attention.
Topic: Palace Drago (Palata Drago) description and photos - Montenegro: Kotor.