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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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When we went into this beautiful old church, they appeared to be holding mass and there was the singing of a choir coming from somewhere inside the church. Iy was surreal to be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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AV, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we went into this beautiful old church, they appeared to be holding mass and there was the singing of a choir coming from somewhere inside the church. Iy was surreal to be in such a present experience within such an old city. Like many European churches, there is no entrance fee, but ladies are not permitted to enter with... More 

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the tiny church is not all overly accessorized the icons are well loved by local faithful. It doesn't take much time, but is sure is worth it.

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Essex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

As you wander around Kotor, you will come across this small church with open doors for you to go in and enjoy. It's a nice little church which only take you a few moments to walk around and enjoy but worth the view. We were not hassled and did not feel like we were intruding like you do in some... More 

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Warren, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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 17 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 5 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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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