Church of Our Lady of Remedy

Kotor, Montenegro

The Church of Our Lady of Remedy is perched on the slope of the St. John Mountain. It dates from 1518. The church can only be reached on foot: the rocks and the stairs that lead to the structures on the slope make this church a difficult and time-consuming place to reach. Nevertheless, many tourists and local citizens visit this church daily. It can be seen from a long distance.

The oldest known building in Montenegro, dating from the 6th century, based on archaeological evidence has been found under the Church of Our Lady of Remedy. An early Christian basilica, it is located close to the main city gate in the Old Town of Kotor.


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Founded: 1518
Category: Religious sites in Montenegro

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Trang Nguyen (2 months ago)
The church itself is not really attractive. However, the view from here is nice. You can have bird-eye view of Kotor bay from here and along the hike. If you hike Ladder of Kotor, you will pass by this small church along the way. If you enter before 8am, its free. After that, its €8/tix.
Tas (4 months ago)
We did the hike in the rain. The stone steps can be slippery but they were fairly safe. Took us about 20 minutes to get up to the church. The views from the church were amazing and whilst the church was closed when we visited, it was a nice calming place to be. I would recommend.
Stephen Psallidas (5 months ago)
Definitely worth walking halfway up the cliff to this small church above the town. The church itself is not open to visitors, but the views of the Old Town and the fjord are great! When I was there in late September the ticket office was closed and you could just walk through the gate, however it is usually 8 Euros per person which would be a ripoff! Be aware that it's steep and the cobbled path can be slippery, but there is a narrow flight of stairs alongside the path.
Wojtek Zomkowski (6 months ago)
Great views. It is hard to go there if it rains. 8€ for one ticket.
Pretty Pretty (7 months ago)
Be ready to wear good shoes cause the stairs are very dangerous and sometimes slipping. When I was the entrance was free, but usually cost 8 euro for the person. Be careful cause you have to up and down. Also better have water and something to eat cause nothing there and you can meet cats. Better if you feed them. The first stop is old church. It's already high. But if you have force you can go ahead. From every height you can see amazing view to the city. This is the best place in Kotor. Honestly nothing more in city, only small old town and this mountain. Really recommend. You won't regret
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