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Montenegro Sights

Gospa od Skrpjela (Our Lady of the Rock)

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 12/05/2012

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Unlike its sibling island, St. George, this island is man-made. Folklore has it that in 1452, local sailors found an icon depicting the Virgin and Child cast upon a rock jutting up from the water. Taking this as a sign from God, they began placing stones on and around the rock, slowly building an island over it. By 1630 they had erected a church upon the new island. The original icon (which has been attributed to the 15th-century local artist Lovro Dobričević) is displayed

on the altar. Over the centuries, locals have paid their respects to it by donating silver votive offerings, some 2,500 of which are now on display. To get here, hop a boat taxi from the waterfront (a five-minute trip).

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Sight Information

Address:

Kotor Bay, Kotor, 85336, Montenegro

Phone:

032-373–753-for Kotor tourist office information

Sight Details:

  • €1
  • May–mid-Nov., daily 9–7; mid-Nov.–Apr. by appointment

Updated 12/05/2012

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