Our Lady of the Rocks

Local nameGospa od Škrpjela
LocationOur Lady of the Rocks, Montenegro

Our Lady of the Rocks is one of the two islets off the coast of Perast in Bay of Kotor, Montenegro. It is an artificial island created by bulwark of rocks and by sinking old and seized ships loaded with rocks. The Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rocks is the largest building on the islet; it has a museum attached. There is also a small gift shop close to the church and a navigation light at the western end of the islet.

According to legend, the islet was made over the centuries by local seamen who kept an ancient oath after finding the icon of Madonna and Child on the rock in the sea on July 22, 1452. Upon returning from each successful voyage, they laid a rock in the Bay. Over time, the islet gradually emerged from the sea.

Tags Place of WorshipChristianEditor's ChoiceRoman Catholic
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_the_Rocks

Address Montenegro

Coordinates 42°29'12.144" N 18°41'19.468" E

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