Our Lady of the Rocks 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. Put Our Lady of the Rocks into our Perast trip builder site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Perast.
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I arrived to Perast through a tour company in Dubrovnik (Croatia). I didn't know what to expect the day I came to Perast, the history lesson behind Our Lady of the Rocks was one that I'll always... more »
Full od history details and nice stories!We have stayd for half of hour and we’ve seen many valuable things whose are keept in museum wich is part of church. more »
Beautiful place to visit!
What an amazing place!!!!
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