Kotor fortifications; the harbor; a meal in a garden; Kotor at night.

The fortifications of Kotor

The fortifications of Kotor (Italian: Fortificazioni di Cattaro) are an integrated historical fortification system that protected the medieval town of Kotor (then called "Cattaro la veneziana") containing ramparts, towers, citadels, gates, bastions, forts, cisterns, a castle, and ancillary buildings and structures. They incorporate military architecture mainly of Venice, but also a few of Illyria, Byzantium, and Austria. Together with the old town and its natural surroundings the fortifications were inscribed in the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979 labelled Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor and represent the only such site of cultural significance in Montenegro. (

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of South and Southeast Europe on the coast of the Balkans. It borders Bosnia-Herzegovina to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to the east, Albania to the southeast, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest, and Croatia to the west. (Wikipedia).

A meal in a garden


Kotor town at night

The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period.