St Tryphon Cathedral Tours

One of only two Roman Catholic cathedrals in Montenegro, the Romanesque twin-towered cathedral of St Tryphon (Sveti Tripun) is found in the delightful alleyways of Kotor Old Town and dedicated to the patron saint of the town. Standing on the site of an older church built in the seventh century by Andrija Saracenis to house the relics of Tryphon, the cathedral was consecrated in 1166 but thanks to a series of earthquakes, it has had several incarnations down the centuries. Today’s façade dates from 1667, when the Baroque bell towers were added, but the interior still remains an homage to Romanesque architecture. The vaulted roof is criss-crossed with tiny bricks and supported by pink brick pillars as well as marble columns, forming a three-aisle nave. There are 14th-century frescoes on the walls of the cathedral and a wooden crucifix in the reliquary chapel dates from 1288; here lie the relics of several saints, including Tryphon’s hand encased in silver. The cathedral’s biggest draw, however, is the silver-and-gold screen featuring a range of saints that covers the main altar; this is considered the most precious religious artifact in Montenegro and is topped with a stone carving depicting the life of St Tryphon.

Practical Info

Trg Sv Tripuna, Kotor Old Town. Admission €2.50; opening times daily 8am–7pm. Kotor is easily accessed from Dubrovnik in Croatia in two hours along the D8 Adriatic motorway.
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Address: Trg Sv Tripuna, Kotor, Kotor Municipality, Montenegro 85330, Montenegro
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Hours: Daily 8am–7pm
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Admission: €2.50
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Kotor Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Perast Town - Our Lady of The Rock - Cathedral of St Nikola - Kotor Old Town

Make the most of your time in Montenegro and explore the town of Perast on this guided tour from Kotor. Depart from the Kotor port in a private vehicle and head to Perast. Learn about the town’s history from your guide and elect to purchase a boat ticket to visit the island Our Lady of The Rock. Return to Kotor and explore the walled city with your guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Shore Excursion Tour from Kotor to Budva

Explore the cities of Budva and Kotor during this 4-hour private group shore excursion leaving from Kotor. Enjoy a walking tour of the medieval center of Budva, stopping en route to admire Sveti Stefan. Then discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town of Kotor, a site which dates back to Roman times. Roundtrip port transport and all entrance fees are included.  You will complete your 4-hour long tour back in Kotor, allowing free time to explore the city on your own before walking back to the port just across the street.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Kotor Old Town and Perast Baroque Town

Experience two Bay of Kotor must-sees on this private half-day tour from Kotor, without the need to organize transport or timings, and with a guide for added insight. Admire the medieval lanes, cathedral, and other sights of UNESCO-protected Kotor Old Town, and ride a boat from Perast to the Our Lady of Rocks—an island in the bay with a Baroque-style church. The tour includes private transport and admission fees.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Historical Walking Tour from the Port of Kotor

Explore Kotor on a 2-hour walking tour with a small group limited to 15 people or fewer. Your guide's narration will take you through the centuries of history here, from the 12th century to the 20th century.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Kotor Shore Excursion : Coastal Pearls of Montenegro Tour

Make the most of your time while your cruise ship is docked and explore coastal Montenegro with a guide. Travel from the port in an air-conditioned minivan to Perast. Learn about the town from your guide and take some time to explore independently. Travel in your vehicle past the private village Sveti Stefan on your way to Budva. Stroll through the scenic city with your guide and on your own. Return to Kotor and experience the walled Old Town while your guide tells you stories about the landmarks.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Kotor Bay Day Trip from Dubrovnik with Boat Ride to Lady of the Rock

Soak in the picturesque towns, shimmering bay and jaw dropping fjord of Kotor Bay in Montenegro. Head out of Dubrovnik for the day, and go south to Montenegro's Bay of Kotor, crammed with enough beauty to keep that camera constantly clicking. Stop in the medieval town of Perast and marvel at the 16 churches and 17 palaces, and then wander the streets of Kotor, surrounded by high rocky mountains.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Montenegro: Perast, Kotor and Budva Full Day Excursion from Dubrovnik

Take a deep dive into the fascinating history, medieval towns, and beautiful scenery of Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor on this 10-hour excursion from Dubrovnik. Get a closer look at the Mediterrean Sea’s only fjord as you visit the baroque palaces and Catholic churches of Perast, learn about the Venetian history of Kotor, and enjoy the coastal scenery of Budva.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Old Town of Kotor Walking Tour

Get to know the Old Town of Kotor on this walking tour. Learn about the walled city’s history, architecture, culture, and cuisine from your guide. Go on a short guided tour of St. Tryphon Cathedral. Visit landmarks that include the Square of Arms, the Clock Tower, Pima Palace and Buca Palace, the Northern Gate, and more.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Bay of Kotor, Kotor, Budva Sea pearls of the Montenegro coast

Discover the natural beauty of Montenegro with this full-day small-group tour from Dubrovnik. Drive along the coast and visit medieval walled cities including Kotor and Budva with free time for exploring at your own pace. Skip the hassle of driving and admire the views including sandy beaches. Return to Dubrovnik via a scenic ferry ride.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Montenegro: Budva and Kotor Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Explore an entirely new country during your time in Dubrovnik with this small-group guided day trip to Montenegro. Cruise south down the beautifully rugged coast, crossing the border and exploring the walled coastal town of Budva and then stopping for a while in Kotor, an ancient atmospheric town surrounded by high craggy mountains. Learn about the history of this diminutive Balkan country.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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One-Hour Guided Kotor Old Town Walking Tour

Learn about the history of Kotor on this guided walking tour through its Old Town. Admire the monuments and beautiful architecture. Spot the clock tower in Armory Square, Karampana Fountain, St. Tryphon Cathedral, and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Stroll through scenic squares as your guide tells you about Montenegrin history and culture.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Private Kotor Old Town Walking Tour

Get an in-depth experience of Kotor’s old town on this guided walking tour. Depart from your hotel in Kotor. Visit landmarks like Armory Square, St. Tryphon Cathedral, and the Karampana Fountain and learn about the Kotor’s history from your guide. Admire the view of the mountains that rise above the town.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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