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R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Perast
Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela stands on the only artificial island in the Adriatic Sea, originally just a rock protruding from the water. Legend says that in 1452, two Venetian sailors found a painting of the Virgin Mary on the rock; from then on, the local seamen swore to build an island around the site and a church dedicated to the Virgin. The small church here dates back to 1632, housing 68 Baroque paintings from the 17th century. Visit a small museum at the site, and view exhibits on the history of Perast, art collections, and items from 3,500 BCE found in a cave nearby. A visit to R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Perast tour planner to plot your vacation.
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The boat ride is very pleasant and there are many boats that will take you across. The church has a nice icon and the collection of votive plates, I believe they have over 2000, is interesting. But fo... read more »
On a visit to Perast we saw plenty of water taxis offering rides across the bay to Our Lady of the Rocks, and we decided to take one. We didn't know what to expect, but it was fantastic. The ride over... read more »
I didn't get the best day to visit this island, the rain was almost torrential! If you get a nice day the surroundings are beautiful as is the church. We were with a very knowledgeable guide (from Gul... read more »
Beautiful church on a man-made island in the Bay of Kotor. Great detail inside and there's also a gift shop with both religious artefacts and normal souvenirs. Well worth a visit.
Worth taking a bay ride and checking a great collection of foil masterpieces. A nice boutique museum can be found at the back of the church.
Fantastic unusual church with so many unusual artefacts!
Simply beautiful an full of history...
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