Gospa od Skrpjela Travel Guide

  • Gospa od Skrpjela
    by atrosanguinea
  • Gospa od Skrpjela
    by atrosanguinea
  • Gospa od Skrpjela
    by atrosanguinea

Gospa od Skrpjela Things to Do

  • The Museum

    The church with the paintings covering its walls and ceiling is the museum itself, but there's also separate part in it where you can see various exhibits found in this area. Probably the most famous and valuable exhibit here is the embroidery work done by Jacinta Kunic-Mijovic in 1828. She used silk and her own hair to make the icon of Our Lady.

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  • The Church Of Our Lady Of The Rocks

    The present Church of Our Lady of the Rocks was built in 1630 on the place of an old chapel built in 1452. The church was enlarged in 1722.Inside the church you can see the marble shrine with the 15th-century icon of Our Lady of the Rocks by Lovro Dobricevic from Kotor. The shrine was done by Antonio Capelano from Genoa in 1796.The church also...

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  • Sveti Djordje

    Sveti Djordje is a natural island that has had a Benedictine monastery on it since the 11th century. The present church dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries.

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  • Gospa od Skrpjela

    Gospa od Skrpjela (church of Our Lady of the Rock), is actually a man-made island that took hundreds of years to complete. It is said that in 1452 an icon was found by fishermen from Perast on a rock in the Bay of Kotor. The icon began performing miracles, and they vowed to build a church dedicated to the icon on the spot it was found.When sailors...

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  • There is a museum

    just beside the church where you can see many things donated and related to the island. Among them this Jesus in the stone ... There are paintings, old stones etc.Even one work of one woman who was makeing a embroidery while waiting for her husbant to come back from the sea. She used silk and her own HAIR to do so. It took her arround 20 years to...

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  • Silver and golden plates

    There is world's biggest collectio of this kind of plates . There are arround 3 000 golden and silver plates in this church. Every time a sailor was in trouble at the sea and when parayed to Lady of the Rocks , he wpould order silver or golden plate for the curch and donated it there.

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  • Gospa

    What you can see on pis is the church oltar and the icon of Lady of the Rocks which those two sailors found on the rock . Originaly it had silver over it , but it is removed and now it is on the wall left of the icon.

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  • Current Church

    Current Church was built in 1632 and enlarged in 1722. You ll pay 50 euro cents to get inside of the church and museum just beside the church. You ll have a guide who will tell you the stry about the island and church history.

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  • Gospa od Skrpjela

    or Lady of the Rocks is a little island near Perast in Kotor- Risan Bay . The story says that two sailors were saved on a small rock and they have found the icon of Virgin Marry there, so thankfull for their life they decided to make an island there and build a church. So it took 200 years to make an artificial isnad and first original church was...

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Gospa od Skrpjela Transportation

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    by goga4444 Updated Aug 8, 2004

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    In Perast there is a beach cafe caleld Pirat where you can find a guy with a boat who will take you to the island for 2 euros per person, whenever you want. The ride is about 10 minutes.

    There are other options to take a whole day boat trip from Igalo for 10 euros and visit Kotor, Perast , Gospa od Skrpjela...

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Gospa od Skrpjela Local Customs

  • Peraska Fasinada

    Every 22 July, decorated boats (barke) take rocks from Perast to Gospa od Skrpjela and throw them into the sea. In this way they remember the time when the islet was made many years ago.

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  • Dress code for the Church and Museum

    It is on the sea I know , but you 'll have to have shirt and pants or skirt . So if you plan to go , be sure you bring some shirt ...

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  • Getting married at the island...

    The custos is that bride leaves the bouquet and what she has on the head in the church , as you can see on the pic.

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