The Story of Perast and Our Lady of the Rock

By |2019-05-21T10:32:32+00:00April 13th, 2015|Travel, Uncategorized|

Only twenty minutes of driving from Kotor, following the coast of Kotor bay there is very picturesque baroque town called Perast. The history of Perast, as the history of entire bay is thousands of years long. But, what defined nowadays Perast is the period from 15th to 18th century. This was the time when the Bay of Kotor was shared between the Ottoman Empire and Venetian republic. Because of its position on the border between these two opponents, Perast became extremely important. The settlers of Perast, protecting Venetian territory, deserved a lot of privileges. One of the most, important was tax free trading on all Venetian [...]