8 Budget-friendly Things to do in Perast That You Shouldn't Miss

June 28, 2021 Darleen Reid

Perast (Montenegrin and Croatian: Perast, pronounced [pɛ̌rast], Italian: Perasto) is an old town on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. It is situated a few kilometres northwest of Kotor and is noted for its proximity to the islets of St. George and Our Lady of the Rocks.
Restaurants in Perast

1. St. Nikola Church

Obala kapetana Marka Martinovica bb, Perast, Kotor Municipality 85336 Montenegro
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4.5 based on 187 reviews

St. Nikola Church

Reviewed By sheffieldeats - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Seek out this church for its interesting interior and climb the tower ( watch your head!) for amazing views over the bay

2. Our Lady of the Rocks

Island in Boka Bay, Perast, Kotor Municipality 85336 Montenegro
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4.5 based on 1,543 reviews

Our Lady of the Rocks

Reviewed By David_R186346 - Pocklington, United Kingdom

Unless you are an experienced long distance swimmer in a wet suit, do what everyone else does-- take a water taxi. Built on a man-made island, this charming little active Catholic Chapel houses some interesting and probably unique votives. Ranging from wedding bouquets to an intricate tapestry made over 25 years with the weavers hair woven into the design. The resulting eyestrain cost the weaver her sight but her precision handiwork remains for all to see

3. Palace Zmajevic

Obala kapetana Marka Martinovica bb, Perast, Kotor Municipality 85336 Montenegro http://discover-montenegro.com/culture/monuments/bujovic-palace
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Palace Zmajevic

Known as the “Bishopric”, this palace is recognisable by its octagonal belfry and the magnificent external staircase. This edifice belonged to the famous Zmajevic family and is one of the symbols of the town of Perast. The palace complex also contains a family chapel dedicated to the Lady of the Rosary.

4. St. Anthony's Church

Obala kapetana Marka Martinovica bb, Perast, Kotor Municipality 85336 Montenegro
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

St. Anthony's Church

This edifice was erected by members of the Mazarovic family. The church was constructed along with a monastery for Venetian Franciscans who came to Perast at the invitation of the inhabitants in order to open a school for primary and nautical education. The rich library once housed in the monastery was relocated to the Franciscan Library of Kotor.

5. Smekja Palace

Obala kapetana Marka Martinovica bb, Perast, Kotor Municipality 85336 Montenegro http://www.imobilia.net/jadran_perast.html
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Smekja Palace

This beautiful edifice, once the property of the famous seafarer family Smekja whose coat-of-arms is situated in the entrance to the Palace, is also the largest palace in Perast. It is located right next to the Church of St. Mark. Its construction began in the 17th century while the newer section of the palace was completed in the 1930s.

Reviewed By nrm77 - London, United Kingdom

Smekja Palace is owned by the old Smekja family, who were maritime traders who made their money during the venetian rule of the Bay of Kotor. The views of the palace are just simple indescribable. The palace has one of the best views of the fjord too, and it is definitely a sight to remember. Cost us nothing to see this, best views are from further up the road in Perast.

6. Crkva Gospe od Skrpjela

Perast, Kotor Municipality Montenegro http://www.zvrk.rs/Zanimljivosti/nasabastina/manastiri/gospa/index.htm
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4.5 based on 74 reviews

Crkva Gospe od Skrpjela

Reviewed By planetogra - Tewantin, Australia

... even if for only 20 or 30 minutes. A Ferry or Blue Bus will get you to Perast from Kotor Old Town & Little boats from Perast shuttle you over to this unique man made island. You can see pretty much all there is to see within 30 minutes but the photo opportunities are endless.

7. Perast Museum

Obala Kapetana Marka Martinovica bb, Perast, Kotor Municipality 85336 Montenegro +382 32 373 519 http://www.perast.com/html-ENGLESKI/museums.html
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4.0 based on 136 reviews

Perast Museum

This museum is located in one of the most beautiful buildings of Perast, the Bujovic Palace. A magnificent 18th century palace with an imposing porch consisting of five arcades and beautiful terraces with stone balusters is one of the most beautiful baroque edifices on the Adriatic Coast. Numerous exhibits, documents and paintings presented in several exhibitions are witnesses of the tumultuous and rich history of Perast, from its establishment through the rule of the Republic of Venice to the rule of France and Austria-Hungary in the area.

Reviewed By 962srdjan - Belgrade, Serbia

My favorite building in Perast. The stuff who work in museum are really working hard to maintain it and they will tell you everything you want to know about the history of Perast. Some very nice armory collection, paintings, ship models, furniture and so on... Also they allow you to get on the balcony where I think the best photos are being made

8. Island of Saint George

Island in Boka Bay, Perast, Kotor Municipality Montenegro
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4.0 based on 74 reviews

Island of Saint George

Reviewed By wwwlsnr30

Hard to review this, you are not really allowed on the island but a tour to Our Lady of the Rocks will fill you in on its history. It is a working monastery and as I understood, visits are by invitation only,

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