• The Church Of Our Lady Of The Rocks
• The Maritime Museum
• St. Triphon’s Cathedral
• Transportation in an air conditioned vehicle per itinerary
• English speaking driver
Montenegro Deluxe (with guide in Kotoru)
The recommended departure time is at 08:00. In approximately 45 minutes we reach the Montenegro border crossing, where for the crossing it is required to provide the passport or ID card. 20-minutes break is foreseen around 09:00. The first stop is in the town of Perast, where the clients is recommended to visit church of Our Lady of the Rocks . Then we are going to the town of Kotor, arriving there a bit before noon. Another hour is foreseen for sightseeing of The Maritime Museum & St. Triphon’s Cathedral with local guide , and afterwards we will have lunch in the village of Ljuta in The Old Mill restaurant , a bit before 14:00. The foreseen return to the town of Dubrovnik is around 17:30-18:00.
The Church Of Our Lady Of The Rocks
The present Church of Our Lady of the Rocks was built in 1630 on the place of an old chapel built in 1452. The church was enlarged in 1722.
Inside the church you can see the marble shrine with the 15th-century icon of Our Lady of the Rocks by Lovro Dobricevic from Kotor. The shrine was done by Antonio Capelano from Genoa in 1796.
The church also holds 68 magnificent paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th-century baroque artist from Perast. The most famous painting, The Death of the Virgin, is 10m long.
On side walls, there are numerous silver plates showing Boka's ships protected by Our Lady during tempests at sea.
The Maritime Museum
of Montenegro in Kotor has grown out of the collection founded by the "Boka Marine" Fraternity, around the year 1880 and opened to public in 1900. It gradually enlarged and in 1938, it was re-arranged and opened to visitors on the first floor of the present Museum building. It was only after the end of World War II, in the period 1949-1952, that the whole building, Baroque palace of the noble Grgurina family from the beginning of the 18th century, was completely restored and adaptet to meet the needs of the Museum.
The disastrous earthquake of April 15,1979, caused halt in regular activities of the Museum, its building being considerably damaged. In the period from 1982 to 1984, conservation and restoration works were finished and after the five year period of renovation, the Museum continued its activities.
St. Triphon’s Cathedral
is the most significant monument from medieval Kotor. The cathedral was under construction for decades. It was finally completed and consecrated in 1166, of which a written testimony is preserved. It was built on the old cultural place, in which in 809 a small pre-Roman church was built dedicated to the same saint. The foundations of the original church had the shape of a cross with three leaning apsids and the dome above the central part. Its patron was an inhabitant of Kotor - Andrea Saracenis, which is confirmed by the sarcophagus with his name. The cathedral contains valuable examples of furnishings and works of art, in the church itself and in the treasury-reliquiarum. One side of the ciborium from the original church from the 9th century with a pre-Roman wattle (interlacing ornament) and lions is particularly rare. The newer, high ciborium originates from the second half of the 14th century and is probably the work of the apprentice of Fra. Vito Kotoranin. Lateral apsids have gothic sculptures – stone Pieta of Nordic origin and a wooden painted statue of Vinko Fererski. Four marble altars were made in Venice in the 18th century. A relief of the Virgin Mary with Christ and Saints was made by Deziderio Kotoranin in the baroque manner. There is also a masterpiece of Kotor’s medieval gold and silversmiths – silver and gold-plated pieces.
From the frescoes that decorated the entire church in the first half of the 14th century, so-called pictores graeci, only smaller fragments have been preserved – the Crucifixion and the Resurrection in the apsid, and around ten figures in the apex of the arches between the naves. As far as easel paintings, particularly important are the Crucifixion by Basan Stariji, double-sided icons with the Virgin Mary and Christ in the Tomb, attributed to Lovro Dobrićević, Sts. Vartolomej, Djordje and Antonin by Girolamo da Santacroce, Paying Homage to the Kings by Mihael Najdlinger and several other works by unknown artists.
* The excursions schedule listed in the itinerary may vary according to the duration of border control of the passengers
* The itinerary of all the excursions is recommended by Sweet Travel, The same can be changed only in accordance with a prior agreement with the sales person