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St. Nikola Church

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Address: Trg Sv. Nikole | Stari grad bb, Kotor Municipality 85330, Montenegro
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Spiritual Atmosphere

St. Nikola Church is steeped in atmosphere. Staff was on hand to welcome visitors and to burn incense in front of various Icons and relics. Candles were blazing and the clouds... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Warren, Massachusetts
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Warren, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

St. Nikola Church is steeped in atmosphere. Staff was on hand to welcome visitors and to burn incense in front of various Icons and relics. Candles were blazing and the clouds of incense filled the vaulted space. This church was built in 1902 and replaces an earlier Serbian Orthodox Church which stood on the same spot and was destroyed by... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An Orthodox church in the middle of this quaint town in St. Luke's square. It is named after St. Nicholas and supposedly, there is a bone chip of St. Nicholas enshrined here. Quite different in appearance from the other churches in the town. Note that there are no pews, but rather a lot of walking around room.

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Durbanville, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the largest orthodox church in town. The icons are impressive. This domed church has a wonderful atmosphere

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended up at Sveti Nikola Church during an old city walking tour. A feature must really stand out for me to pay attention, after seeing dozens of churches the past four weeks touring Europe, St Nick meets that requisite, because of an intriguing bone chip. First though, St. Nicholas is different in that it's Orthodox among a multitude of... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were intrigued into this church by the soothing soft chanting wafting out of a side door, along with an exotic incense. We were welcomed warmly, and offered a seat, no charge, just welcome to soak in the atmosphere and absorb some holiness. People came and went, lighting candles or just crossing themselves, praying briefly and departing. It was a... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This church was built in 1909 and is named after St. Nicholas, the patron of sailors and travelers. Next to the main entrance are two bell towers and the interior of the church contains many valuable iconostasis. While we were hear, there were two gentlemen with a priest who was performing a blessing of bread and wine for them.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

If you visit kotor this church is well worth a look. It's pretty much in the middle of the city and is nice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This church was a complete surprise nice facade inside gold and silver built around the 20 century lovely inside still working church as we were there the priest come in with about one dozen women who all prayed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

It was an exceptional church to visit and compare the differences of the two Catholic Churches in the walled old town.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This Orthodox church dates from the early 20th century & its interior is not as heavily decorated as many orthodox churches Have a quick look while in St Luke's square

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