"The Past of Perast" Top 5 Page for this destination Perast by karenincalifornia
Perast Travel Guide: 103 reviews and 248 photos
Perast, Montenegro is one of the little coastal towns along the long route around the Bay of Kotor. "Quaint", "charming" and "sleepy" are all perfectly suitable adjectives for this town consisting mostly of centuries-old stone buildings with red tile roofs, some of which are falling into disrepair.
The natural setting is breathtaking. The town was built into the steep flanks of the mountains which drop directly into the sea. Perast is a museum town with a rich history. Fortunately, the town received preservation funding during the second half of the 20th century, so many of the monuments to its past have been restored and preserved.
A visit to Perast is well worth the side trip off the road that circles around the Bay. Plan to spend at least a couple of hours in this delightful town that personifies the strength and independence of the Montenegrin people.
- Pros:Interesting and totally unexpected history for such a small town
- Cons:No cons if you love quiet. If you are looking for a lot of activity and a party atmosphere, go to Budva or Kotor.
- In a nutshell:Relatively well preserved museum town in an amazingly beautiful setting
This picture was taken from the end of the verige (channel) opposite the view in the picture above. In this picture, we... more travel advice
The Church of St. Nikola, or Crkva Sv. Nikole, as it is called in Serbo-Croatian, is located in the center of town.... more travel advice
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