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Castle of San Giovanni & Kotor Fortifications
      
 
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Castle of San Giovanni & Kotor Fortifications
Perched on the mountain above the City of Kotor the Castle of San Giovanni or St. John, occupies a location that has been fortified in some form since antiquity. In the 6th century the fortress was reconstructed by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I.  In 1420 the area - which was at that time the independent Republic of Cattaro - came under Venetian rule, this resulted in the fortifications being extended to take on their current form as it was the Venetians who constructed most of the present structures and so provides a good example of defensive Venetian military architecture. READ MORE

 

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