"The Fortification and Gates" Kotor Things to Do Tip by MikeAtSea

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  The Sea Gate
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  • The Sea Gate - Kotor
      The Sea Gate
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  • The Fortifications of Kotor - Kotor
      The Fortifications of Kotor
    by MikeAtSea

Kotor is protected on its northern and south-western side, towards the waters. The walls are fortified by bastions, most prominent the Kampana tower and citadel (13th to 14th century) near the point where the river enters the bay. Close to it is the Sea Gate (also Main Gate) from 1555 allowing access from the bay, the two other gates to the city are the River Gate (also North Gate) from 1540 with the nearby Bembo Bastion from 1540 and the Gurdic Gate (also South Gate), the latter modified many times and fortified by the Gurdic Bastion from 1470.
The circumference of the outer wall is 4.5 km, with a thickness between 2 to 16 m, and a height up to 20 m.

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  • Written Oct 24, 2011
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