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Montenegro. Walking Around Kotor. P.1

o_l_g_a_r_i • 5 minutes read • July 21st, 2016
This was the worst day of a cruise in terms of the weather - it rained almost all the time...
So we were mostly visiting bars and museums.
The most unusual one was Cats Museum! I've never seen such before, so I was happy. 
In general, there are many cats in 

Kotor 

- this one, in the first picture, is sitting at the entrance to Maritime Museum...
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There is a mountain overlooking the town. Tourists are usually recommended to climb it, as there are beautiful views of the bay.
The town's walls amaze with their power - in some places, they are from the 9th century...
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There is Castle of San Giovanni at the top of the hill at an altitude of 855 feet (260 meters) above sea level.
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Entrance to the 

town 

is reminiscent of its Italian (Venetian) past...
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There was a giant bench at the entrance - probably, for Gullivers. :)
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We immediately went to look for Cats Museum.
The town is small, and because we did not have a map, we decided just to ask people where it was. We found it quickly. In fact, it's difficult to call this place "the museum" because the collection is very small. So if you are not a fan of cats, you probably won't like this place.
First of all, the income from the sale of tickets and souvenirs is used to care for the local homeless cats. So we decided to support it!!! We even bought a couple of souvenirs and dropped several coins in a special money-box - for the animals food.
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The museum has a huge number of different post cards with cats - some of them are pretty nice.
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And there is an interesting collection of post stamps!
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There's even a collection of medals on this subject!!!
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In addition to this, there were various posters, brochures, etc. about cats. Many of them were of Italian origin.
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I like the "cat-pilot" and the heroic dog.
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Here are cats sitting and waiting for your donations...
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Then we went to have a little walk around the town - the rain stopped for a while.
We visited the church at the central square - the 

Cathedral of St. Tryphon

.
The church is quite old, though, it was restored several times after earthquakes. Now, it is on the UNESCO list (as well as the entire old part of the town).
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The entrance fee is very cheap and it also includes a small museum at the upper part of the cathedral.
Here we are inside the Cathedral.
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And here's the museum.
As usual in such places, there are different relics in the form of legs, arms, etc. It's pretty morbid!!! Brrr...
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When you move from one part of the museum to another, you can take a look at the square from above.
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There is a huge rose window at the top of the facade.
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And here are more pictures from there.
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We are going further along the streets of Kotor...
Author: O_L_G_A_R_I
Source: o-l-g-a-r-i.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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