The romance of the city Kotor, Montenegro

The Montenegrin city of Kotor welcomes tourists from all over the world every year. It is a beautiful small town in the Bay of Kotor, which, by the way, is considered one of the most beautiful bays in the world. And it is difficult to disagree with this opinion.

Kotor consists of two parts:

  • modern city;
  • Old city.

Naturally, the old part of the city is more interesting. It is fraught with romance and the history of the past. The town is surrounded by mountains, which makes it even more beautiful and attractive. Cruise ships of incredible size often enter the bay. A vast airliner seems even more significant because the city has few tall buildings. It appears that it can occupy half of Kotor.

Modern city

It is a beautiful town with low buildings and orange roofs. There is nothing unusual. The modern part of Kotor is similar to other cities in Montenegro, such as Budva or Becici.  Therefore, you need to go to the old part of the city. It is here that the atmosphere of the past reigns.

Old City of Kotor

The old part of the city is separated by the fortress wall, which is preserved to this day. According to the traditions of the XI-XII centuries, any city was built on a hill and surrounded by a wall. So, our ancestors defended their lands. Kotor is an example of such an ancient building.

On the territory of old Kotor, there are several squares where you can see ancient churches and palaces (not very similar to the standard representation of such a building) of the X-XIII centuries. These are small buildings of ancient Romanesque architecture. An unusual atmosphere of pacification reigns inside Kotor's churches and cathedrals. If you listen, you can hear a slight whisper of the past. The decoration of the churches is modest but beautiful. You feel calm and in harmony with yourself.

On both sides, the fortress walls protect the Shkurda and Gurdich rivers. Through them, bridges are laid to the city, considered the gates to Kotor. You can climb the tower where the Montenegrin flag proudly develops. From here, you can see mountains of extraordinary beauty surrounding Kotor, ships ploughing the bay, vain tourists with cameras, orange roofs of houses and the Shkurda river disappearing under the walls of the fortress.

Above the mountain, there is a serpentine road to the observation deck. If you wish, you can go up and look at the city from above. It offers a unique view of the bay, the whole city, and Mount Lovcen. On the slope of the mountain, the ruins of a part of the old city remained. Previously, it was much larger—it occupied almost the entire slope.

The city of Kotor is steeped in history and surrounded by incredible views. Montenegrin nature combined with ancient architecture creates a romantic atmosphere of tourism.