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Northern Gate

Address: Old town Kotor, Kotor, Montenegro
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Ranked #12 of 46 Attractions in Kotor
Type: Other, Landmarks
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North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was the gate closest to my guest house in Old Town and gave one the sense of entering a true fortified town more than the main gate off the main road. Unfortunately, the smell of sewage coming off the river flowing under the entrance was a disappointment.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,483 reviews 1,483 reviews
1,296 attraction reviews
704 helpful votes 704 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Most tourists enter the walled Old Town of Kotor through the western gate. It is also called Vrata od Mora or the Sea Gate and is the largest in town. Built in 1555 in renaissance style, it has a vaulted ceiling inside. Graced with cannons just in front of the entrance, two sturdy columns frame the main entrance, the one... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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235 reviews 235 reviews
172 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Absolutely essential to enter through the main gate.....and leave the same way I thought. Enter in the busy throng of tourists and head the way there is the least foot traffic and head back out to Kotor the same way you are faced with the port and enormous cruise ships.....it just seems wrong!

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Gateshead, England
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394 reviews 394 reviews
248 attraction reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We deliberately avoided the Sea Gate and walked around the side of the walls to the north and around the more modern car park to access the Northern Gate as our point of entry. This allows you some great sights of the walls and the rivers running down this northern edge. You may miss this beautiful side of the old... More

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is the prettiest entry into Kotor old Town, its little bridge over the moat has the most wonderful views of the town fortresses which can be climbed (if you are up to it).

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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168 reviews 168 reviews
96 attraction reviews
639 helpful votes 639 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Kotor is a great place considering how the people build the old walls and so on. This gate is part of that surrounding walls and is is very good condition.

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Waterloo, Canada
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286 reviews 286 reviews
142 attraction reviews
360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Old Town of Kotor has several entrances into the city - the main gate opens up to the port. The Northern gate is at the side. It's one of the nicer entrances surrounded by water and huge stone towers. It's lovely and a great picture opportunity. The only not so nice thing is that the water below sometimes has... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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619 helpful votes 619 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The gates are an interesting photo op with its relief and signage. It's difficult in the high daytime to get a picture without other people standing in front of the gate. Kotor's walled section is not that big and seeing all the gates should take no more than one hour as you wander the streets. The biggest time draw will... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Be sure to check out all of the Gates to the Old City. This one was our favorite. During our visit we asked a local where to eat and they sent us to "Fortuna" a small eatery a few minutes walk from the Old City and across from the Mall. We felt like natives eating at this popular inexpensive restaurant... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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106 reviews 106 reviews
44 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We trusted our photographer, we gave him the destiny and the history of our wedding day. He is a local guy, brought us here, where the picturesque rocks looking up to the sky, beautiful and chrystal clean water. We were happy on that bridge and some tourists made pictures of us. Moreover this bridge can help you to reach the... More

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