On April 6, 1667, a devastating earthquake shook Cattaro, a time when the town was part of the Venetian Albania. Of its 1,200 residents about 25% of them were soldiers. The quake collapsed defensive walls, crumbled several noble palaces and devastated many of its churches. One of those severely damaged was the St. Tryphon Cathedral. It suffered again from an earthquake in 1979. The church’s façade still reflects these events. If you look closely, this tower is richly appointed with arches, Doric columns, a balustrade and a delicate frieze below the cornice. The other tower is plain. It was never finished because of lack of funds.