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City Walls

Kotor, Montenegro
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Ranked #3 of 46 Attractions in Kotor
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Definitely worth the 1350 steps/1200ft ascent up the Old Town City Walls. I recommend wearing comfortable shoes and not flip flops or anything similar. Also to take a water bottle with you. Make sure you take plenty of pictures on the way up, you get some amazing views over the Bay of Kotor especially when you get halfway to Church... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Try it, but you have to be fit as some of the paths are narrow and broken, if you can't make it to the top at least go as far as the charming church in the middle of the hill affording you remarkable views of the bay and Kotor City, beautiful

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The cost is minimal to climb the walls and the view of the bay is stunning. I didn't have time to make it all the way up since I was there as part of a day tour but even going up 1/3 to 1/2 way up offers great views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It is really worth walking the city walls! I am not the biggest nature lover, but the view that you get is just amazing. It takes approximately 45 minutes to go up but it is better to do it in the morning as (al least in summer) it gets really hot and hart to walk.

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Cromer, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Kotor city walls are the stuff of legend. With a total length of 4.5 km, it must have taken a Herculean effort by the Byzantines, Venetians, Ottomans and everyone else involved to build such an imposing structure. It is not recommended to do the circular walk, as some parts are overgrown, poorly maintained and downright dangerous. But if you take... More

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London, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

When we arrived at Kotor and saw these beautiful old walls snaking up the hill, even we (relatively fit 26 yr olds) were a little apprehensive at how tough the climb would be, but it wasn't that bad. Some very steep bits, but it's all completely doable and worth every single step! Make sure you go right to the top,... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Climbing to the fortress was one of the highlights of our Med cruise. It took us 90 minutes to the top and 30 minutes down. The views were worth the climb! We were grateful for good weather because it could have been treacherous if wet from rain. Although there were steps, they were not well maintained. We started the climb... More

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Bray, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Kotor is gorgeous. These old walls snake up the mountainside and give you incredible views of the bay of Kotor. I would recommend bringing binoculars and a high quality camera to have the best experience (a packed lunch and lots of water would also be an idea!)

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Lancs, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

This is the must do thing in kotor. Make sure you go early and take water. Wear good walking shoes. Didn't find it as strenuous as I expected but it is uneven in places and some parts have gaps in the walls so as someone whose afraid of heights it was a little scary in parts. The reward for the... More

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Central New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Though not for the faint of heart, the slow but sweaty walk to the top was rewarded with some great views! Took about an hour and a half to get to the top and another half hour to get back down.

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