Church of St. Nicholas [Kotor]
Building of church began in 1902. , and the church was completed in the 1909th year, which shows an inscription on the facade. The church was built in pseudovizantijskom style. This is a one-nave building, the main facade is framed by two towers. Of special value in the church is the iconostasis of the church Sv. Nicholas made the 1908th year.
Saint-luka was build in the 1195th Mauro Kacafrangi years, as evidenced by founder's inscription on the west facade. This is a modest one-nave church, with the main vessel is divided into three bays. Church of Sv. Luke has the features of Romanesque and Byzantine architecture. This is the only building in town that has suffered significant damage during an earthquake. Church of Sv. Luke was painted frescos shortly after construction, of which only fragments remain on the south wall. The iconostasis is the work of the church Daskala Dimitri, the founder of Boka Kotorska Rafailović painting school from the seventeenth century. This church was once a Catholic, but was later given to the use of orthodox believers. The church has two altars, the Catholic and Orthodox. The church is sačinjem of tombstones on the common graves of the citizens of Kotor, because all of the 30-ies carried out the burial in the church.
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