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Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospa od Skrpjela)
Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospa od Skrpjela)

Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospa od Skrpjela)

Island in Boka Bay, Perast, Montenegro

The Basics

Our Lady of the Rocks is a stop on shore excursions and boat tours from nearby Kotor, and most tours allow time to head ashore and explore the church. Inside, there’s a small museum devoted to the history of Perast, and paintings by local artist Tripo Kokolja. Many travelers also pass through the Bay of Kotor as part of a Montenegro day trip from Dubrovnik in neighboring Croatia.

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Lady of the the Rocks and Blue Cave - Kotor Boat Tour

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Lady of the the Rocks and Blue Cave - Kotor Boat Tour
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$32.81 per adult
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Fun way to see key sites
We enjoyed our boat trip. The captain was working hard to tell us about the history and yet work around the weather.
Lori_L, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Kotor

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A perfect day in wild nature
Gulnar, Jul 2021
Lady of the the Rocks and Blue Cave - Kotor Boat Tour
This was an unforgettable experience! I had no rafting experience before this trip, but don't be afraid, it was fantastic! absolutely loved it. Our guide was Nikola. He is a lovely person, he has a great sense of humour and he will give you a lot of information about Montenegro. A must do thing in Montenegro to explore the country and its beautiful nature. And Tara river, it was so clean and cold, but magnificent! I absolutely fell in love with this country! Have fun, people ✨
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Fun way to see key sites
Lori_L, Oct 2021
Lady of the the Rocks and Blue Cave - Kotor Boat Tour
We enjoyed our boat trip. The captain was working hard to tell us about the history and yet work around the weather.
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A must do
Clara_M, Aug 2021
Our Lady of the Rocks and Blue Cave 3 hours tour- ticket tour
Really nice experience ! Best way to visit the bay. Our skipper was the best, super nice with good explanations. We recommend 100%.
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A Must for a Short Stay in Montenegro
L_P, Jul 2021
Jewels of Montenegro - Day Tour from Kotor to Our Lady of Rocks, Perast, Budva
Excellent experience- had the opportunity to see a lot with a personalized touch. Would definitely recommend!
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Everyone should experience it!
Petrovapam, Oct 2020
Tour Kotor - Perast Old Town - Island Our Lady of the Rocks - Every 2 hours
It was a great trip! We really enjoyed being on the speed boat even though it was October and more windy than sunny weather. We had enough time to see Lady of the Rocks and Perast old town. Have a walk, take nice pictures and buying souvenirs. The guy on the boat was very kind, he told us a lot about the places and their history and even guided us in the old town of Perast. I highly recommend the trip!
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Fantastic tour
Sinisa_S, Sep 2020
Tour Kotor - Perast Old Town - Island Our Lady of the Rocks - Every 2 hours
Absolutely great tour. We were picked up at our hotel. Skipper was very kind, the boat was very cozy, the tour itself was really fantastic. Highly recommended.
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Great Great Great
Adrien_L, Aug 2021
Lady of the the Rocks and Blue Cave - Kotor Boat Tour
Great experience. Unfortunately we couldn’t go to the blue cave due to weather conditions. The captain was great, informative, friendly and knew how to entertain people.
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Beautiful views and a wonderful speed boat ride
Korinne_H, Aug 2021
Lady of the the Rocks and Blue Cave - Kotor Boat Tour
Loved it! Amazing experience. We enjoyed the scenery and swimming spots. The Guide was helpful and informative
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Highlight
velm2019, Oct 2019
Our Lady of the Rocks and Blue Cave 3 hours tour- ticket tour
What a fantastic trip! The speedboat journey with Zeljko was one of our highlights of our 2 weeks Balkan tour. Zeljko picked us (a family of four) up in Muo and dropped us in Kotor. He is very professional, service-oriented, friendly and narrative. His boat is brand new and super comfortable. For what you get, the tour is absolutely reasonably priced. An excellent offer which all of us fully recommend!
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Great Time in Kotor
Curious25357917474, May 2019
Private Boat Tour Kotor: Lady of the Rocks & Blue Cave - Small Groups up to 15
Had an excellent time on the water with our guide. He was knowledgeable, friendly and fun. He took us to some really special places and navigated the boat with excellent precision. We felt safe and in good hands at all times. Would highly recommend this excursion.
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Awesome and Scenic Boat Tour
Gerry T, Oct 2019
Tour Kotor - Perast Old Town - Island Our Lady of the Rocks - Every 2 hours
The coastal town of Kotor is probably the most picturesque destination of a Mediterranean cruise. So taking a speedboat even enhances the sightseeing and touring pleasure of Kotor. Rates are very affordable
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Neno is the man
Felippe_P, Aug 2020
Lady of the the Rocks and Blue Cave - Kotor Boat Tour
Neno is the best captain in Montenegro and the trip was amazing. Great value for money!! Blue cave is absolutely perfect!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is an entrance fee to visit the church and museum.

  • The church is a place of worship so dress modestly, covering shoulders and knees.

  • When taking a boat to the island, it’s worth negotiating a return fee.

  • Plan to spend 30 minutes to an hour to explore the church and museum.

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How to Get There

The island lies off the coast of Perast, on the north shore of the Bay of Kotor. Boat taxis run the short distance to the island from Perast harbor. To reach Perast, buses and taxis leave from Kotor on the eastern shore of the bay and take about 20 minutes.

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When to Get There

The small church can be overwhelmed with day-trippers, especially during the summer months of July and August. Get an early start to avoid the crowds. For the most stunning photos, set sail across the bay in time to watch the sunset over the church.

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The legend of Our Lady on the Rocks

According to legend, a local sailor found an icon of the Virgin Mary on a rock in the bay on July 22, 1452. Vowing to build a church on the sacred ground, seamen brought rocks home each time they returned from a successful voyage and laid them in the bay. Today, the legend lives on: Every year on July 22, locals gather to throw rocks into the sea.

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