Montenegro Sights

Tvrdjava Sv Ivana (St. John's Fortress)

  • Military Site

Published 04/14/2017

Fodor's Review

On the hill behind Kotor, 853 feet above sea level, this fortress is approached via a series of bends and some 1,300 steps. The fantastic view from the top makes the climb worthwhile: the terra-cotta-tile rooftops of the Old Town, the meandering fjord, and the pine-clad mountains beyond. On the way up, you will pass the tiny Crkva Gospe od Zdravlja (Church of Our Lady of Health), built in the 16th century to protect Kotor against the plague. Be sure to wear good walking shoes and take plenty of water. The route up starts from behind the east side of the city walls.

Sight Information


Above Old Town, Kotor, N/A Montenegro, 85330, Montenegro

Published 04/14/2017


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