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Drago Palace

Montenegro, Kotor, Drago Palace
PHOTO Drago Palace

One of the oldest ancestral palace of the XII century in Kotor is next to St Tryphon Cathedral and a popular tourist destination. This palace belonged to a noble family of Kotor Drago. Drago family prospered from the XIII to the XVIII century. The palace was reconstructed several times, the most extensive alterations perceived it in the XIV and XV centuries. From family Drago there were many prominent figures, distinguished themselves in the field of art, culture, economic and political life of the city of Kotor.

The architectural style of the palace is sustained in the Gothic style, the windows and doors are decorated with beautiful decorative elements on which the common dragon - a symbol of sorts Drago. The south wing, oriented towards the of St. Tryphon, most completely preserved the features of the late Gothic - double windows, shamrocks and cymbals. The north wing was built in the marked Gothic style. Dual and triple-windows on the second floor of the north wing (bifory and triforium), repeatedly recurring image of the family coat of arms. Making the archway in the building is designed as a polukapiteli (decorative columns cut in half) with floral ornaments and heads of angels, this part of the palace belongs to the XV century. Special attention should be interesting helical arrangement of wooden beams on the ceiling in the great hall of the palace.

Currently, the palace is Drago Institute of protection of monuments of culture.

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