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Fortress on hilltop protecting the city and the bay of Kotor. Need to be ready to walk up steps... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
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Nothing really special there, usual fortress, except view to te bay! Place is worth visiting... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Pavel T
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One of the most beautiful summer stages in Montenegro, it is a venue of music, film and theatre festivals, which made Herceg Novi widely known. It used to carry the name Bloody Tower, during the time when Novi was occupied by the Ottomans. One part...more
Prve Bokeske Brigade, Herceg-Novi, Herceg-Novi Municipality 85340, Montenegro
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kanli Kula (Bloody Tower) was the second fortress we visited as part of our visit to Herceg Novi. Another fortress with a lot of history, it originates from the Turkish period (16th century). The climb upto the fortress is well worth it, the views of...More

Thank SB-RB
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

If you've seen other fortresses in Italy, UK, France, this is not high on the must-see list. However, it is a charming place and cheap to visit. The real selling point are the views from the top which are lovely.

Thank Travel435225
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

So, learning about kanli kula meant that you learned it has a bleak history but also that it is now a theatre/stage area. The only area open to tourists is the stage area. I though it was strange. To take a prison/fortress where a country’s...More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Fortress on hilltop protecting the city and the bay of Kotor. Need to be ready to walk up steps, but views are worth it.

Thank 430bertv
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

You have to climb to get here and it is definitely worth it for amazing views from the top. Fortress itself seems to be used as an amphitheatre for some events which, I can imagine, must be an amazing experience itself. Definitely worth couple of...More

Thank Bogusza
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

There is old auditorium and big stage with stone walls around it. It's very interesting to go inside and through stone corridors and on the stairs. And there is also beautiful view from the fortress on the town.

Thank Елизаветта Е
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Nothing really special there, usual fortress, except view to te bay! Place is worth visiting, especially with kids. You should pay for the entrance

1  Thank Pavel T
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This is located in the old town at Herceg Novi and is well worth a visit. The views are beautiful and it is amazing how well preserved this fortress is. Also much much quieter and less touristy than Old Town Kotor so a much more...More

1  Thank nickygUk
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Something that you should visit if you are in Herceg Novom.Wonderfull view of the Bay of Kotor ..it simply must see experience ...

1  Thank Olivera R
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Stunning views of the bay and town even on a grey day! 140 steps from the ClockTower Square. Used as an open air venue in the summer. You can walk along the walls, some steps are quite narrow so be careful. A bargain at €2...More

Thank Sheila C
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