Cultural Corridors of South East Europe

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Kotor and Kotor Bay

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Kotor and Kotor Bay

About the site

Corridor: Via Adriatica
Country: Montenegro, Kotor
Type: Historic Town, Cultural Landscape
Epoch: Middle Ages
Theme: Fortresses
World Heritage: Cultural Heritage
Middle AgesFortressesHistoric TownCultural LandscapeCultural Heritage

In the Middle Ages, this natural harbour on the Adriatic coast in Montenegro was an important artistic and commercial centre. It is a town of the long naval tradition and a site of Bokelj Marine.The city was famous for its own schools of masonry and iconography. A large number of the monuments (including four Romanesque churches and the town walls) were seriously damaged by the 1979 earthquake but the town has been restored, largely with UNESCO's help.

Read more about Kotor and Kotor Bay at the Unesco World Heritage List.