Our Lady of the Rocks is an Important Church in Kotor
Posted On 12/31/2020 08:58:22
Montenegro | Kotor | Perast | Adriatic | Our Lady of the Rocks | Island Gospa od Skrpjela | Our Lady of the Rocks Church | Shore Excursion
A short journey by boat will take you from Perast across the Bay of Kotor to Island Gospa od Skrpjela. Often referred
to as "Island of Joy", don't confuse it with the neighboring St. George Island which is known as "Island of Tears". The
Island of Joy is home to Our Lady of the Rocks Church. The historic church is filled with hundreds of years old trinkets
and treasures donated from all over the world.
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Do you enjoy touring churches?
During our 2018 transatlantic cruise, we had a port day in Kotor, Montenegro. Our small group excursion took us by
boat to Our Lady of the Rocks, an island in the Bay of Kotor. Our Lady of the Rocks Church is the lone building on the
Fun fact: According to local legend, an icon of the Virgin Mary was found on a nearby seaside cliff. They brought the
icon home and upon waking up in the morning it was gone. After finding it on the same cliff, it was again brought
home and the same thing happened. They interpreted it as a sign from above.
Fun fact # 2: To speed up the building process of the island, more than 150 boats and ships were filled with rocks so
that they would sink. A man-made boat-shaped island was then built on top of the wreckage. Upon completion of the
island, the church was built and an icon was hung above the marble altar.