In honour of the protector of seafarers and fishermen, this island - one of the most prominent images from Montenegrin...
In honour of the protector of seafarers and fishermen, this island - one of the most prominent images from Montenegrin postcards, was artificially built through constant depositing of stones and scuttling of old ships around an existing reef. According to legend, in mid-15th century, sailors found an icon of the Virgin with a child on a rock in the middle of the sea. This is how the island got its name - skrpjel, which is an old word for a sea reef. As a sign of gratitude, when sailors returned from long journeys, they brought gifts and precious items from all around the world as a dedication to the Lady. The church, which dominates the island, consists of a single nave and a chapel with a Byzantine style dome. Its interior is adorned with a large number of artworks by the famous painter Tripo Kokolja. The central icon of the Lady was painted by Lovro Dobricevic in the mid-15th century.
The island also contains a bust of a poet from the city of Zadar, Frano Alfirevic. The boat transporting tourists to the island departs from the pier in front of the Museum of the City of Perast, and a return ticket costs 5€.
This museum is located in one of the most beautiful buildings of Perast, the Bujovic Palace. A magnificent 18th century...
This museum is located in one of the most beautiful buildings of Perast, the Bujovic Palace. A magnificent 18th century palace with an imposing porch consisting of five arcades and beautiful terraces with stone balusters is one of the most beautiful baroque edifices on the Adriatic Coast. Numerous exhibits, documents and paintings presented in several exhibitions are witnesses of the tumultuous and rich history of Perast, from its establishment through the rule of the Republic of Venice to the rule of France and Austria-Hungary in the area.