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St. Tryphon Cathedral

Trg Sv. Tripuna, Stari grad, Kotor, Montenegro
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Ranked #10 of 46 Attractions in Kotor
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Although there is a small entry fee, its worth having a look inside the Cathedral. There is an interesting display upstairs, however the exhibits are not labeled so its hard to understand the significance of some of them.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Nothing spectacular but an overall pleasant experience at a fair price of both of the church and its religious artifacts. There is a nice rooftop view of the main square of the Old City. Worth waiting for the various guided tour groups to move along - they tend not to stay very long.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I do not agree with churches that charge admission fees that are out of line with any other local "attraction" and are exorbitant. That's how I feel here. I stayed outside and looked at the color books for sale and satisfied by curiosity. I have seen hundreds of churches and cathedrals all over the world and they do begin to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

St Tryphon Cathedral is a must see when visiting Kotor. Its impressive façade leads through to an amazing 12th century Romanesque church with Corinthian columns and a gold and silver altar screen. The whole interior is so light and the 14th century frescos are beautiful- how it must have been when the interior was covered with these frescos and now... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Just back from Kotor Montenegro and visited St Tryphon Cathedral. It is such a beautiful church in the Old Town. They were doing some work inside the church around the altar and though I've read reviews about going upstairs, that didn't look possible the day I visited. The vaulted ceiling is very beautiful as is the altar. Just don't pass... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you visit any church in Kotor's Old Town put this one at the top of the list. It was built in 1166 as a Romanesque basilica on the site of an earlier 9th C church. Inside are a number of interesting architectural features, and you can visit a treasury on an upper floor. Scenes from St Tryphon's life are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are in Dubrovnik, consider renting a car for the day and driving to Kotor. Montenegro is beautiful and charming, inexpensive, and loaded with great sights like St Tryphon. Tons of relics, beautiful old frescoes.

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of the few historical sites in Kotor old town. Catholic Church with relics of St Tryphon. Well-kept museum. 3 euro to enter. Can easy skip it though, if you're short on time

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Kotor's ancient cathedral dominates the city centre and is well worth a visit. There is an entrance fee of €2.50, but that also covers the small but interesting museum. A beautiful, peaceful place.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were fortunate to start our visit to Kotor with a 30 min walking tour, where the guide helped bring to life the cathedral, pointing out the differences on the towers, explaining the dates on the front, and messaging the traditions with pride. The cathedral is small compared to many others we have seem, but is charming and interesting. The... More 

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