Square of Arms: Our most recommended tours and activities

Kotor: Old Town Walking Tour

Kotor: Old Town Walking Tour

Feel like you're stepping back in time as you pass through Kotor's Sea Gate, the main entrance to the enchanting Old Town. Meet your guide and begin exploring Kotor's historic wonders. Delve into the city's rich tapestry of history and architecture as you visit the Square of Arms and Clock Tower. Take in the hustle and bustle of the square and admire the mix of Gothic and Baroque architecture on the Clock Tower. Next, wander through Flour Square, adorned with the stately Pima and Buca palaces. Marvel at the intricate beauty of St. Tryphon Cathedral and take a guided tour of the inside. Afterward, continue moving along the Old Town's charming streets to discover hidden gems like the Boka Navy Square with the iconic Karampana monument. See the serene St. Luke Square with its ancient churches. Return to the vibrant Square of Arms at the end of your tour.

Kotor: Old Town Private Walking Tour

Kotor: Old Town Private Walking Tour

Start this tour from the main gate (also known as 'the Sea Gate'), where you will find yourself at the Square of Arms, the main town square. From there, enjoy a view of the four centuries old town clock tower. In front of the clock tower, there is a medieval pillory where verdicts used to be read and prisoners used to be brought.  Then proceed to the Bizanti family palace, which dates back to the 14th-century, and along the way, you will pass Beskuća Palace with its Gothic portal. Then proceed to Flour Square where you will see Pima and Buća Palaces. Cathedral of Saint Tryphon is the biggest attraction, with its construction being set between 1124 and 1166. The other notable religious sights are the Church of St. Luke (built in 1195 on the model of similar churches in medieval Serbia) and St. Nicholas Church (built on the site where there used to be the Dominican monastery of St. Nicholas built in 1540).

Kotor Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

Kotor Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

Enjoy our walking tour of the Kotor's old town which will last up 1.5 to 2 hours and is perfect if you only have a short time visit from a cruise or if you are visting for a few days and would like to to have the first hand introduction and insight from your guide, while learning about our heritage and culture. Your licensed your guide, professional and fluent in English will meet you by the port entrance or Old town main entrance. After meeting your guide you will enjoy walking through the maze of Kotor's medieval quarter, its bustling market and among beautiful Renaissance buildings. The tour provides an excellent orientation to Kotor and optional visits St. Tryphon Cathedral and the Maritime Museum if you wish to pay for the entrance. Otherwise a nice introduction of our mayor building in town. After your visit you will have enough time to enjoy the town without rushing back on board the cruise ship 1 Kotor Old City Kotor is situated in the most secluded part of Boka Kotorska (The Bay of Kotor). While it dates from the Illyrian period, Kotor developed into an important commercial and artistic center in the Middle Ages. Many empires battled for control over the city throughout the centuries: from being an autonomous city of the Byzantine Empire, free city of medieval Serbia, then under Venetian or Hungarian states, gaining independence and then returned to Venetian control once again, just to be occupied by France and then Austria, until Kotor finally became part of Yugoslavia. e 7 St. Tryphon Cathedral The tour leads us to one of the iconic sites of Kotor - St. Tryphon Cathedral with short guided tour of the Cathedral. 5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included 8 Maritime Museum Our tour will lead us to The Bokelian Navy Square with Karampana well. 5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included 9 Karampana Well We continue to the Karampana Well... 5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free 10 Church of St. Luke We arrive at the St Luke Square with St Luke and St Nikola churches. 5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included 11 Church of St. Nikola We arrive at the St Luke Square with St Luke and St Nikola churches. 5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included 12 Church of Blazena Ozana The tour will take us to Blazena Ozana Church and the Northern Gate. 5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included 13 Northern Gate We will take a quick look at the Northern Gate and the Skurda River, before returning to the Square of Arms where this tour ends. 5 minutes

Private Kotor Walking Tour: Rick Steves' Recommended

Private Kotor Walking Tour: Rick Steves' Recommended

This private walking tour of Kotor old town starts at the Main Gate and after short introduction about the history of this UNESCO enlisted town, we proceed towards the main square called Square of Arms. The charm of Kotor’s squares and old family homes of local aristocracy is a journey through time to the golden age of Kotor. After getting familiar with the life of the locals, strolling through the narrow streets, we will reach the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, one of the best-preserved monuments from the 12th century. Kotor is also known for the long seafaring tradition so after the Cathedral, we will reach the Museum square where you will be able to visit Maritime Museum. The tour will continue towards the orthodox churches of St. Nicolas and St. Luke where we will learn about their importance with which we will make final touch and the story of Kotor complete. After this Kotor Walking Tour you will be able to say that you know how this coastal town breathes, what its most important parts are and how the locals spend their time living here.

Guided Kotor & Cable Car Tour

Guided Kotor & Cable Car Tour

This specially designed tour is meant to combine discovering the stunning Kotor Old Town with its newest attraction that will leave you breathless – cable car ride from Kotor to one of the tops of Lovcen Mountain. The tour starts with a warm welcome of one of our professional local tour guides and a mesmerizing walk through Kotor's cobblestone streets, stopping at its many squares and discovering captivating tales kept tight in its long walls. While enjoying this 60-minute walking tour, you will get acquainted with Kotor's history, tradition and local people who will proudly shout Ciao! when they see you strolling with our guide. To make this unique experience, we take you on a breath-taking cable car ride to Lovcen mountain, in just 11 minutes! This way you will be able to grasp the beauty of Montenegrin mountains, its intact nature and enjoy the views of both Adriatic pristine sea and steep Lovcen mountain. When we arrive at the top, you will have some free time to enjoy the views, have a refreshment or try local delicacies in an authentique way! After descending back to Kotor, our guide will escort you back to old town Kotor, so you can enjoy it on your own a bit more!

Kotor: Private Lovcen and Kotor Old Town Walking Tour

Kotor: Private Lovcen and Kotor Old Town Walking Tour

Being very narrow and winding with its 25 serpentines this Austro-Hungarian Road represents a unique attraction and a perfect start to our Kotor to Lovcen tour. We will make quick photo-stops during our drive up at two mind-blowing vantage points above the gorgeous Boka Bay – at the 5th and 25th serpentine. From here, our private tour continues towards Lovćen National Park & its peaks. To conquer this “Sea of rocks,” we will drive through the National Park Lovćen and reach the well-known Lake Peak at an altitude of 1.660 meters (5446 feet). On top of the second highest peak of Lovćen sits imposing and officially the highest mausoleum in the world - where the greatest Montenegrin ruler and poet, Petar II Petrović Njegoš, rests in peace. After climbing 461 steps to reach it, we finally get to see a massive statue of the ruler made by world-known sculptor Ivan Meštrović. The ceiling inside the Lovcen Mausoleum is covered with 220.000 golden pieces that together make one spacious, 18 kg (40 lbs) heavy golden mosaic. As we go behind the Mausoleum, we will discover a bird-eye-view vantage point with the best possible view of, cca 70%, mountainous and rocky land of Montenegro. Time to capture a famous jumping photo! From Mount Lovcen, we go to Cetinje - an Old Royal Capital of Montenegro and a city of vast historical significance and the heart of Montenegrin culture and Orthodox religion, with its origins tracing back to the 15th century. A guided tour explores significant landmarks, including the Cetinje Monastery and the Court Church at Ćipur. From here, we head back to Kotor. Hidden beneath Mount Lovcen, in Kotor Bay, this jewel of the Adriatic is unmatched in its beauty, represented through the assimilation of different cultural influences whose signatures are more than visible even now. Join us on this walking tour and help us reveal all the town's secrets! In conclusion: Our Kotor to Lovcen tour is the perfect choice for anyone wishing to explore some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Montenegro all while getting in touch with the country's rich culture, history, and heritage.

Kotor: Guided Walking Tour of the Old Town

Kotor: Guided Walking Tour of the Old Town

Explore the medieval town of Kotor on a guided walking tour. Stroll down narrow streets and discover the history of this UNESCO-protected town. Meet your guide at the main gate of the Old Town, also known as the Sea Gate. Walk through the town and visit the Square of Arms, the Clock Tower, and the Flour Square with Pima and Buca palaces. Admire the St. Tryphon Cathedral, the Boka Navy Square with Karampana, and the St. Luke Square with St. Luke and St. Nikola churches. See the Blessed Ozana, the Northern Gate with the Skurda River, and the city walls with the Citadel. Hear the old stories and legends hidden by the walls of Kotor. Learn about the town's unusual location, nestled between high mountains in the small Kotor Bay.

Kotor by night

Kotor by night

Kotor is situated in the most secluded part of Boka Kotorska (The Bay of Kotor). While it dates from the Illyrian period, Kotor developed into an important commercial and artistic center in the Middle Ages. Many empires battled for control over the city throughout the centuries: from being an autonomous city of the Byzantine Empire, free city of medieval Serbia, then under Venetian or Hungarian states, gaining independence and then returned to Venetian control once again, just to be occupied by France and then Austria, until Kotor finally became part of Yugoslavia. Kotor tour begins at the main gate of the Old Town, also known as the Sea Gate where you will meet our guide. The guide will have an identification mark. The duration of this tour is 1 hours and 30 minutes. After the introductory words and presentation, a tour of the inner city squares and streets would follow (Weapons Square, Flour Square, St. Blessed Ozana of Kotorska, gate from River Skurda) Square from the Cathedral, the most narrow street etc. From the Skurda River Gate, following the craft street, otherwise the longest street within the old town, you would reach the Gurdic River Gate. After that, a walk through the city's Citadel with a couple of photo breaks would follow.

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What people are saying about Square of Arms

Overall rating

4.8
(6 reviews)

We were on a cruise stopover, very late for the planned appointment. But, despite this delay, a guide was waiting for us. We had the chance to meet Nada, who loves her country. His great knowledge of the history of Kotor and Montenegro made our visit really very interesting.

The perfect walk-about tour. 1 1/2 hours is the perfect amount of time to get the feel for this area. Plenty of information was provided on the history and various architectural designs. After the walk, have lunch at one of the wonderful restaurants pointed out by the guide.

Jelena was an excellent guide. So knowledgeable and such a great ambassador for her country. Montenegro is beautiful and we enjoyed learning more about it! We will definitely come back!

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Unfortunately the cable car wasn't operating due to rain and fog. He did have a plan B which turned our to be a beautiful day.

Wonderful tour of the beautifully preserved medieval town of Kotor Great history of the bay and the town and wonderful walk round the walls and churches