Kotor, Dobrota – one of a kind, XVIII century, waterfront palace
House area: 1.100 sq m
Land area: 2.000 sq m
3 garages and parking area
Mooring for a large yacht/boat
Registered as cultural heritage of national importance.
Tripkovic Palace was built in the late 18th century as one of the best stately baroque ship masters’ mansions of the Bay of Kotor. In the 18th century, the Tripkovic family played an important role in the development of Dobrota in the field of trade, merchant fleet, construction and cultural development.
They owned 18 vessels and there is a mention of 86 members from this family being the seamen during the 18th and 19th century, of which 63 were captains. The Palace is pulled back from the shore and raised on a plateau, supported by the stone parapet with a long balustrade and a garden. Family heraldic insignia is engraved in the surrounding wall. A dock with a spacious enclosed port that used to belong to the Palace is set in front of the Palace. Terraced gardens are behind the Palace.
The Palace is built of finely carved Korcula stone. Its interior is made in the Baroque style characteristic for the Eastern Adriatic.
The Palace consists of four levels:
Ground floor – the main entrance with a study and a small reception room.
The first floor represents the main living area consisting of a large living area, dining room with a kitchen and one bedroom.
The second floor – master bedroom and two additional bedrooms.
The third floor consists of a large living area with a fireplace and three bedrooms. A "belvedere" is at the very top with a tower-like ornament. The facade is dominated by a balcony resting on brackets decorated with motifs of acanthus leaves.
On the first floor there is a central lounge with doors leading to the adjoining rooms and to the staircase. The same layout is represented on the second floor. The annex with a kitchen is set on the back part of the Palace, towards the hill. The inside of the Palace was characterized by floors of double colored terracotta, wooden beams on the ceiling, walls with baroque plaster decoration and the staircase with balustrade. The Palace was richly furnished with works of art, stylish furniture and books.
Tripkovic Palace is one of the most monumental palaces in Boka Kotorska Bay.
That monumentality is stressed by its base, terrace with baroque balustrade, clear baroque conception and affluently made architectural details, as well as by the „background” of this composition consisting of rough and bare Dobrota slopes that reach the height up to 1000 m above the sea. After extensive research, consultation with a great number of experts for the period in which the Palace was built, and after several years of reconstruction work using original materials, the building was restored to its full brilliance.