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“Enter the Old Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Northern Gate

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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Enter the Old Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 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!

Visited July 2013
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“Kotor - Northern Gate - The best entry into the Old Town”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 town if you enter and exit the walls through the Sea Gate and that would be a travesty. The water running down the edge is crystal clear and with the sun shining the moss is a delightful colour green. It leads straight into the built up compact Old Town and offers the chance here also to climb up onto the walls. It was great entering and immediately being channelled through the small tight walkways and we wound our way through this beautiful town. The Northern gate is a must as it offers something different to the Sea Gate. It was also fairly quiet, and we were off a cruise, so it allowed you a bit of peace as you explore. The views up the side of the mountain above are also excellent. Try entering this way. We still headed through the town and left via the Sea Gate so didn't miss much. Just wish we hadn't stopped so much as being on limited time we would have loved to have spent more time just wandering around Kotor.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing views of the fortress”
5 of 5 bubbles 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).

Visited September 2013
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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“Nice pice ofhistroy”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited July 2013
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Waterloo, Canada
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“Nice gate to the Old Town”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 a bad smell, and one can see things thrown about - it's a shame really.

Visited September 2012
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