Kotor farmer's Market - Kotorska pijaca
When you think about Kotor, first will come to mind the rich culture of the area, it's wonderful old town which is UNESCO protected as as the tradition and legends.
Kotor farmer's market it is indeed a cultural asset part of the city tradition and holds a long and interesting history.
The market in Kotor was first mentioned in the first half of the 15th century, it was held on Sunday in the square in front of St. Tryphon's Cathedral. This made it difficult to hold services so the Bishop of Kotor Marin Contareno, decided to change the market day from Sunday to Saturday and it as remained a tradition to this day. Therefore nowadays as you explore the old town you will visit squares such as, Milk square, Flour square, Salad square.
It was only after 1900 that the market moved to its current location outside the city, positioned between the Valier Bastion on the western ramparts, to the right of the main city gate , named after the Venetian providor Dolphin Valier ( 1560-1653 ) and to the right of the Corner Bastion market , named after the Venetian providor Zorzi Corner (1663-1763). 1665). In 1901, the municipality of Kotor intended to buy the space between the aforementioned Valier and Corner Bastions from the then Austrian military administration and to place a market in this area, which was realized from 1905 to 1907 .
Do not forget to visit the market when in Kotor you will experience first hand the liveliness of our town and its beautiful people, most rush as early as possible to get the best produce but all come to enjoy the atmosphere both locals and vendors enjoy a nice chat with neighbors and friends as well as being up to day with all the latest news.
Try to visit the market hungry there is a lot to try, fruits, veggies, cheese, prosciutto you name it they have it, as fresh and tasty as it can be!