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History Museum
“Kotor has always been an important port city and this museum has on display many artefacts from the rich history of this town”
  • 10 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The traces of ancient civilization are only 10 minutes' walk away from the property!”
  • 11 locals recommend
History Museum
“Perast has an incredibly rich history you can discover in the local Museum.”
  • 2 locals recommend
History Museum
“Perast is a small town that features one street just near the sea. Perast’s houses resemble the well-dressed members of a choir performing on a miniature scene. They stand and sing their ode to the beautiful bay and the islands in front of them, while being cautiously supervised by the leader of the choir – the Church of St. Nicholas. Although small, Perast has 16 churches and the spirit of Venice in it. Like the whole Boka Bay, Perast was the target of Byzantium, Venice, Austria-Hungary and France, who left their imprint in the architectural and cultural DNA of the town. One of the islands that makes this place even more colorful and that adds to its charm is Our Lady of the Rocks, whose foundation is carried by the legend. The tale says that two fishermen brothers, returning from fishing, saw a light on a small ridge. As they approached, they saw an icon of the Mother of God and took it to the church. The icon disappeared the same night, and the following day it was found again, unscathed, on the ridge from where it was taken. Then the people of Perast decided to build a church there. Every time a ship sailed out from Perast, each sailor would throw a rock at the ridge to ask the lady for a safe trip. This is how the island was made. Each July 22nd, Perast celebrates the day of St. Mary Magdalene and the beginning of the construction of the church. That day, the inhabitants of Perast and nearby places navigate their ships around the island and toss stones around it for the safety of the island and the church, treasuring it for future generations. This church keeps another relic, the unusual tapestry made by a sailor’s wife. Stories say that she had been crafting it for 25 years, while she waited for her loved one to return from sailing. She used colorful pearls, and her own hair. When she started her first stiches, her hair was dark, and 25 years later it was gray. She worked with a needle, under a magnifying glass. The second is St. George’s Island accommodating a monastery from the 12th century and the cemetery for distinguished Perastians. It is surrounded by stone walls, and hidden from view by the high cypresses, that preserve the peace of this island. Visiting Perast and the islands will pull you into the world of seafarers, love, human impermanence and longevity of memory.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“On December 15th 1966, after closing of The Art School in Herceg-Novi, the Art Gallery was established under the protection of Soldier Union (from the second world war), by artists and well - intentioned citizens. The Gallery was named after Josip Bepo Benkovic, the artist from Herceg Novi, who was executed on Banjica in 1943. The Gallery became the meeting center of artistic life in Herceg Novi, where were organized individual and group presentations of Yugoslav and foreigner Artists. After the decision of Community Parliament of Herceg Novi, from 5. 4. 1967. the Gallery has been performing within the Regional Museum as an individual section. The first Herceg-Novi` winter salon was organized in 1967and was of the local character, but soon it became Yugoslav review with specialised selectors. Up to now, about 1150 artists took a part in 33 salons. To the relevant artists from Yugoslavia (ex SFR Yugoslavia and actual SR Yugoslavia) were assigned 109 awards. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“The museum was founded in 1949 and opened in 1953. The building where the museum is located was built more than 150 years ago and is the endowment of one of the mayors of Herceg Novi - Mirko Komnenović (1870 - 1941) and his wife Olga. The National Museum also houses a botanical collection of more than 100 selected species of Mediterranean and subtropical plants covering an area of 1,000 m2. Museum Collections: Historical, Archaeological, Ethnological, Icon Collection.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“Porto Montenegro doffs its hat to its past with this well-curated display( in Montenegrin and English) devoted to the history of the Arsenal shipyard and naval base, housed in one of the site.s beautiful old boat sheds. The star exhibits are too big for the museum: the two Yougoslav navy submarines dry-docked outside (tours 5e) . Parents can let the kids off the leash at an aptly nautical-themed playground right next to the museum. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
Art Gallery
“Artists form the all over the Balkans and Russia have taken over a ex communist hotel and filled it with interesting and often provocative art work. The gallery shop is good too. Well worth a visit, especially if you can get a resident artist to show you around. It’s on the way to the bus station. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“The Maritime Library as a university unit and a building in which it is located has a cultural and historical significance, from the accommodation is distant 200 m.”
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
“This Museum is endowment of Mirko Komnenic who was citizen of honoure and Minister in former Yugoslavia. There is botanical garden and a lot of objects with sentimental value. Gallery Josip Bepo Benkovic belongs to Museum as well. ”
  • 1 local recommends