a city where time stands still for a while
Perasts is an ancient town near the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro…. The town has a population of 349 inhabitants(2003). Which is very few…the town is almost completely traffic-free as well…which makes sense the houses are almost only accessible by the old stairs, ass you can see in the pictures
Perast lies below Mount St. Elijah (873 meters) on a promontory that separates the Bay of Risan from the Bay of Kotor. On this mount, you have the abandoned path to Ford SV Andrija.
Perast is a beautiful location and has the mildest temperature in the region. The average annual temperature is 18.3 °C, but there is no beach.
However, there is a promenade and there are some hotels, cafes, and restaurants and the Marina Perast is a beautiful fishing port. There are many churches in the old town and surroundings. The oldest church is the Church of St. Nicholas from the sixteenth century with a beautiful Renaissance facade and a 55-meter high bell tower, built with stone from the Croatian island of Korcula. In the center, there is also a maritime museum with information about the former seafaring in this region and many old maps.
Off Perast’s coast are two small islands, Gospa od Škrpjela and Sveti Đorđe. These deserve some attention in an article of their own.
The domination of Venice over Perast, between 1420 and 1797. Is still clearly visible in the buildings that still stand upright In that period, most of the sixteen castles, seventeen Catholic churches, and two Orthodox churches were built.
If I looked at it from a distance it took me into a story of Assassin’s creed
Saint Nicholas Church
Saint Nicholas Church is a historic church that received its current beautiful appearance in the year 1616, probably after a significant expansion of an earlier church from 1564. In 1699, some repair work was carried out to keep the church in good condition. But did you know that there is also an unfinished church next to the old Saint Nicholas Church? This church was designed by the talented Venetian architect Giuseppe Beati. Unfortunately, only the apse and the sacristy of this church were completed, and it was never further built upon. Between 1740 and 1800, work was done on this second church, but due to the Napoleonic Wars, the work was interrupted – and unfortunately, it was never resumed. However, despite this fact, the old and unfinished church still form a beautiful whole that is definitely worth a visit.