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  • jaybeeFL
    Palm Harbor, Florida3,350 contributions
    Main Entry Point For Cruisers
    We debarked our cruise ship and walked maybe 300 yds to this main entrance gate to the old town--very convenient. As you pass thru the gate which is part of the walled fortifications, you enter the Plaza de Arms, the main square of the old city. Perfect starting point to tour this impressive and historically important town.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 5, 2023
  • Cristinel
    Romania196 contributions
    Cannot miss it
    Important landmark in Kotor and for the Old City. Actually it’s the most popular entrance point into the Old City especially coming from the port of Kotor. So, of course, it’s the most crowded point of entry, especially when the cruise ships docks.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 4, 2023
  • WillieMacfan
    Healdsburg, California792 contributions
    Main Entrance from Harbor
    If you arrive in Kotor via a ship this will likely be the gate thru which you enter the Old Town. Easy entrance some folks hang around the gate but none block your way. A nice way to enter an attractive town
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia1,689 contributions
    Significant Gate for the area
    The main gate and most popular gate in kotor to enter the old city, their is 3 of them. This was the gate I entered the city through for the first time as the bus dropped me of at the Port, which is only 100 metres from gate entrance. Gate has significant history to it and has wonderful detail on the gate, A real treat to see while visiting Kotor.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 14, 2023
  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, Oregon2,147 contributions
    Main entrance to the Old City
    There are several gates through the walls of Kotor's Old City, but this is the main one and the most commonly used. It leads between the city and the port, with parking nearby, so both cruise passengers and drivers will likely enter this way. The gate is an interesting pink color, and the plaque above it lists the date in 1944 when the city was liberated from Nazi Germany. It leads into the main plaza/Arms Square of the city and from there to the other wonderful sights inside the Old Town.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2023
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,147 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
There are several gates through the walls of Kotor's Old City, but this is the main one and the most commonly used. It leads between the city and the port, with parking nearby, so both cruise passengers and drivers will likely enter this way. The gate is an interesting pink color, and the plaque above it lists the date in 1944 when the city was liberated from Nazi Germany. It leads into the main plaza/Arms Square of the city and from there to the other wonderful sights inside the Old Town.
Written September 19, 2023
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia1,689 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
The main gate and most popular gate in kotor to enter the old city, their is 3 of them.

This was the gate I entered the city through for the first time as the bus dropped me of at the Port, which is only 100 metres from gate entrance.

Gate has significant history to it and has wonderful detail on the gate,

A real treat to see while visiting Kotor.
Written September 14, 2023
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,671 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
Three gates lead to the Old Town, this is the main entrance. It was costructed in 1555 during the Venetian rule. We arrived to the Square of Arms, which is behind the gate.
Written September 11, 2023
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WillieMacfan
Healdsburg, CA792 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
If you arrive in Kotor via a ship this will likely be the gate thru which you enter the Old Town.

Easy entrance some folks hang around the gate but none block your way.

A nice way to enter an attractive town
Written August 12, 2023
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Cristinel
Romania196 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Important landmark in Kotor and for the Old City. Actually it’s the most popular entrance point into the Old City especially coming from the port of Kotor. So, of course, it’s the most crowded point of entry, especially when the cruise ships docks.
Written July 4, 2023
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL3,350 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
We debarked our cruise ship and walked maybe 300 yds to this main entrance gate to the old town--very convenient. As you pass thru the gate which is part of the walled fortifications, you enter the Plaza de Arms, the main square of the old city. Perfect starting point to tour this impressive and historically important town.
Written May 5, 2023
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meltem e
Izmir, Türkiye704 contributions
Sep 2022
We were a day trip to Kotor and we entered to the old city through the "Sea Gate". This small gate is not very impressive as others but strong to defense the city. We had a a self-guided walking tour around the old city and on the right side of the gate there were a map of old town, which was very good for navigate without internet with photo of the map.
Written February 26, 2023
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson18,350 contributions
Jul 2022
Circa 1555, this historic and highly significant gate (i.e. entry to Old Town) was built by the occupiers of the day. It was the only entry to Old Town from the water. Period.

Fast forward to the end of WW II and notice how the gate was reinvented to reflect the liberation from the Nazis. Kotor became part of Yugoslavia and the front of the gate shows new inscriptions indicative of their present situation and triumph.

On November 21, Kotor threw off the yoke of Nazi occupation and Tito inscribed a message over the entry stating: "what belongs to other we do not want, what is ours we do not give to anyone."

What is interesting is how the emblem, or coat of arms, of Yugoslavia shows the date of Nov. 21, 1943 and the inscription below it shows the date of Nov. 21, 1944 (a year later). A reasonable assumption would be that the emblem was established a year prior to its memorialization (to the day) at the front of the Sea Gate. Five flames burn beneath the star of Yugoslavia (1943-1946 version of the emblem).

The facade of the gate has had many faces which were altered over time. A winged lion of St. Mark's would have graced the front of the gate and now the new coat of arms for Yugoslavia sits in its place. Inside the gate the primitive style relief of St. Mary and child, flanked by saints Tryphon and Bernard are inscribed in the wall. Below them, the wall has a slot for ballots. The purpose being (not unlike the Greeks system of message-taking) to lodge a complaint and a suggestion as to rectify the problem.

What a delightful look at history, even if it is 500 years in the making. This may have been our favorite place in Kotor.
Written November 1, 2022
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robertandjackie
NYC 167 contributions
Sep 2022
This is the place that most people enter the walled town. You walk through the narrow opening & once thru you see the old town, the fortress/ church on the hill as well as the mountains.
Written September 29, 2022
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
Jul 2022
The main entrance to the old town, being the closest to the tourist port. Not very impressive. Passing through it, you reach Arms square, the main square of the city. Crowded area.
Written July 31, 2022
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