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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor, Montenegro[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor is a World Heritage Site in Montenegro encompassing the Old Town of Kotor, its fortifications and the area surrounding the Bay of Kotor on the Adriatic coast. This part of Montenegro was an important artistic and commercial center during the Middle Ages. The area developed the skill of masonry and iconography to a high level.
Kotor was established by the Romans. The city developed within its fortified walls. Due to its position as a center for commerce and artistry, particularly in the field of masonry and iconography, it became a prize which different empired battled to control.
Kotor has a number of notable buildings that have been preserved. One of them is the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, which dates back to 1166. It is one of the largest and most impressive medieval buildings in the city. Successive rulers have added their influence into the rich history of Kotar, which was damaged a number of times by warfare as well as earthquakes. A major quake in 1979 place it under the list of World Heritage in Danger, and was only taken off the list in 2003.
View of Kotor from above
Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee in Luxor, Egypt, 22 - 26 October, 1979.
World Heritage Site Inscription DetailsLocation: N42 28 59.988 E18 41 60 in Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor), City of Kotor and surrounding territory, Republic of Montenegro.
Inscription Year: 1979
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, III, IV
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