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Kotor, Montenegro – in Pictures

fortification Walls of Kotor old town

Considered to be the best preserved medieval town in the Mediterranean, the old town of Kotor is magnificent. Wandering around the well-preserved medieval architecture, still full of churches, palaces and details from the past as well as modern life with cafe’s and souvenir shops is enough in itself.

Above the old town stands the impressive St John’s fortress, the oldest parts dating from the 9th century. With its 1350 steps going up it takes some time to get to the most incredible views of the Bay of Kotor. I thought I’d let Kotor’s beauty speak for itself so this is primarily a picture post.

City wall and River Gate, built in 1540 against the attacks of the Ottoman admiral Hairudin Barbarosa. 
Monastery ruins in front and fortress on the hill

Kotor Fortress

Built to protect Kotor town from the invaders the construction of the fortress started in the 9th century and ended in the 15th century. 

Some of the more than a 1300 steps up to the top of the fortress
View of the Old Town rooftops.
View from fortress higher up
Patriotic cat on top of the world

Inside the Old Town of Kotor

Arched entrance that lead to the fortress steps
One of the many old palaces in the old town

Kotor in detail

Elaborate decorations above house doorways, this one is fading away.
Arches and grills, Kotor old town
Religious stone work detail