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Piazza of the Arms, Kotor

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Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
Take a bit of a respite with coffee or ice cream at one of the many cafes on . If you enter through the Sea Gate on the west side of town, you'll pass a couple of cannons named after the nearby Venetian arsenal. The square also features a hotel that once served as a theater, the town hall, the Rector's Palace, and a 17th-century clock tower. Notice how the clock tower leans slightly, due to an earthquake. Pay attention to a small pyramid at its base, called the pyramid of shame--in the Middle Ages, this was the site of punishments and torture. Make Piazza of the Arms part of your personalized Kotor itinerary using our Kotor trip itinerary planning site.
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  • This is the first thing we saw when we walked through the sea gate (main gate). The square has a nice clock tower as you walk in, as well as an old palace, a few souvenir shops, and some great...  more »
  • The main square of old Kotor. In Venetian times munitions were made and stored here (hence it's name).  more »
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  • This is quite the heart of the compact old town of Kotor. It's a beautiful little town here and this piazza is right after you walk through the sea gate coming from the cruise port. Several shops, cafés and restaurants with tables out, the famous Clock Tower (Torre del reloj), the tourist information, some banks and much more is to be found here on this biggest piazza in town. It's a big, wide place. And even with three cruise ships in port it never felt crowded. Kotor is a nice town (some of the towner attitude still have to improve though) and is on the rise. I assume it will be more visited in the future. It's charming, it has nice architecture throughout and it's easy to walk and navigate.
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