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Personally, Perast for me is the most charming and cosy place I've discovered in Montenegro.Partly because of the beauty of the stone old houses and churches, narrow streets, mountaines and partly due to the friendliness of its dwellers.I was staying at the house of nice people with great sense of humour. We were eating breakfasts and suppers together, also in company with their neighbours and friends.Always with tasty Montenegrian wine and of course rakija(only to suppers :))and delicious fish.

Below please read a short information on Perast location and history.

Perast is an old town in Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska). It is situated about 14 km northwest of Kotor.Perast lies beneath the hill of St. Elijah (873 m), on a cape that separates the bay of Risan from the bay of Kotor and overlooks the Verige strait, the narrowest part of Boka. The population is around 360 dwellers today. The earthquake in 1979 in Montenegro also influenced the architecture in Perast and damaged many of the precious buildings.

Venice owned the city between 1420 and 1797. Perast (Perasto in the venetian language) was part of the Albania Veneta. The old city does not have a defensive wall, but it has nine defensive towers, the most important of which is the tower of the Holy Cross.
Opposite to Perast there are two small islands:
St. George island(sw. Juraja) with the ruins of monastery of Benedectins(closed, and the other - Gospa od Škrpjela (Our Lady of the Rock). Gospa od Škrpjela is the only artificially built island in the Adriatic. It is built upon a rock after two venetian sailors from Perast found a picture of the Virgin Mary on it in 1452. According to the legend the picture three times was placed in one of the church in Perast and three times it was found back on the rock.Afterwards the dwellers decided to build an island with a church where the picture could be placed.

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  • Copyright: Emilia Malys (taypejka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 231] (1689)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-09-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-11-30 5:54
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