Gospa od Škrpjela

Perast, Kotor

Gospa od Skrpjela-Most important information

The island, which is adorned with the Roman Catholic Church of the same name, is located opposite Perast. It represents one of the main tourist attractions in this part of the Adriatic, and next to the church you can still see a museum and a souvenir shop.

History of Gospa od Skrpjela
Two local fishermen came across a rock on which they found an icon of the Virgin Mary. They took it to Perast, but the icon disappeared. As soon as they sailed the next time by the sea, they found the icon in its original place. The news about the miracle spread, so the citizens decided to build a Church in that place as a sign of gratitude to the Holy Mother of God. However, the area was not suitable for building a church, so the local sailors, honoring this place, threw stones and an artificial island was made in the middle of the sea. The church on the island was initially built as an Orthodox church, and later it was renovated by the Venetians and turned into a Roman Catholic Church.

Characteristics of Gospa od Skrpjela
There is a chapel inside the church, and visitors can enjoy the works of Italian masters, paintings by Trip Kokolj - a local baroque artist from the 17th century, the original icon of Gospa od Skrpjela and numerous tapestries.

Significance of Gospa od Skrpjela
Legend says that if you put your hand in the opening behind the altar where the icon of the Virgin is located, the wish you make will come true. In the courtyard of the Church there is a place, known as the Place of Reconciliation, where quarrels, blood feuds, and numerous local disagreements were settled.

Working hours of Gospa od Skrpjela and ticket prices:
  • The entrance fee to the museum part of Gospa od Skrpjela is 2 euros. The ticket price for the boat in Perast that goes to the island of Gospa od Skrpjela is 5 euros per person.
  • Working hours - 8 am-8 pm, every day. 
How to get to Gospa od Skrpjela?
In order to reach this unique attraction, it is important to go to Perast first, by bus, car or taxi, and then you can reach the island by boat that leaves from Perast every day.
  • Taxi services - Red Taxi-19719, Djir Taxi-19737, Vip Taxi-19757, Euro Taxi -19708.
  • By car - if you have decided to travel by car, you can get from Kotor to Perast in 16 minutes. Follow the main roads E-65 and E-80. The settlements you will pass are Dobrota, Ljuta, Donji Orahovac and Drazin Vrt.