Starting from Kotor we take the famous Old Road constructed in 1879-84 by Austro-Hungarians with ambition to connect Kotor and Cetinje (Old Royal Capital of Montenegro).
Being very narrow and winding with its 25 serpentines (sharp curves) it represents unique attraction and adrenaline rise as we get higher.
Once a year a short part of this road is used for racing in the Montenegrin car racing championship.
During our drive up and crave for a stunning view, we make quick photo-stops at two mind-blowing vantage points of gorgeous Boka Bay – at 5th and 25th serpentine.
We continue towards Lovćen peaks. In order to conquer this “Sea of rocks” we will drive through the National Park of Lovćen and reach the well-known Lake Peak located at the altitude of 1.660 meters.
On top of the second highest peak of Lovćen sits imposing and officially the highest mausoleum in the world - where the greatest Montenegrin ruler and poet Petar II Petrović Njegoš rests in peace.
After climbing 461 step to reach it, we finally get to see huge statue of the ruler made by worlds known sculptor Ivan Meštrović.
This art masterpiece was made of one piece of granite which originally had 50 tones!
When the statue was finished in 1974. it was is 4 meters high and 29 tones heavy.
Ceiling is covered with 220.000 golden pieces that together make one spacious, 18 kg heavy golden mosaic.
As we leave the mausoleum on the other side, we discover bird-eye-view vintage point with the best possible view of 70% mountainous and rocky land of Montenegro.
Time to capture famous jumping photo!
After visiting this astonishing elevation, we drive back to Kotor through winding roads and rocky landscape.
Hidden beneath the Mountain of Lovćen, in the heart of the breathtaking Boka Bay, this jewel of Adriatic is unmatched in its beauty that is represented through assimilation of different culture influences whose signatures are more than visible even now.
Join us on this tour and help us to reveal all secrets that are lying around!
Here you can take a quick look of Kotor Old Town on 360° view.
Our walking tour Kotor starts in the front of the main gate (1).
When we enter the Old Town, first we’ll step on the main town square better known as the Arms Square (2), recognized by a Town Clock Tower (3) which dates back from 1602. By the tower facade there is a pyramidal pillar, a pillory, a testimony of the moral as well as legal norms respected in the town.
On your way to Flower Square (4), we pass beautiful baroque architecture which reflect in monumental palaces of families Bizanti and Beskuća (5), followed by the great story and legends about those noble residents.
Near the most beautiful palace in Kotor – Pima we find the true diamond of this town - Cathedral of St Tryphon (6), built in honor of the St Tryphon, patron and protector of the city, on the same place where older church, dedicated to the same saint existed from 809.
We proceed to the Maritime Museum (7), place with rich collections of exhibits that represent sailing history of this area and the way of living as well. Maritime Museum is a “must see place” in Kotor. Decorated with original furniture of noble families, models of ships that were used for trade and battles, large collection of guns and swards will show the important role of Kotor during past centuries.
Path leads us to the Church of Saint Luke’s (8) that originally used to be a Catholic school, but it was given to Orthodox believers for use and it represents a testimony of the harmonious co-existence of Catholic and Orthodox people.
On your way to Saint Luke’s church, we pass by Karampana square (9).
Right next to Saint Luke’s is Saint Nicholas Church(10) (built in 1909.) which possesses a rich collection of icons and a beautiful iconostasis made by Cigler, a Czech artist.
Church of Saint Mary (11), built in 1221, on the site of a 6th-century basilica, is not something you want to skip. This Catholic Church is distinguished by impressive 20th-century bronze doors covered in bas-reliefs, a particularly gruesome larger-than-life crucifix, and a glass coffin containing the body of Blessed Osanna of Cattaro (1493–1565). She was what is known as an anchoress, choosing to be walled into a small cell attached to a church so as to devote her life to prayer.
Soon we come to another gate and the end of our tour. North Gate of Kotor (12) was built in in remembrance of the battle against Ottoman Empire that occurred 1539; one year later gate was built. From that point you can see the shortest river in Montenegro, Škurda.
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