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St. Nikola Church

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Address: Obala kapetana Marka Martinovica bb, Perast, Kotor Municipality 85336, Montenegro
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A wonderful surprise to find a 2nd chapel and museum in the church.

We took a small tour of the village of Perast before heading to Our Lady of the Rocks. St. Nikola Church is really beautiful. It's easy to find, just look for the Clock Tower... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
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Chengdu, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike as it seems, the small town of Perast is home to the tallest historic belltower on the Adriatic coast, or so they claim here anyway. It really is an enormous structure; I found it hard to fit all of in my photographs! Dating from the end of the seventeenth century, it still stands proudly over Perast's main square. The... More 

Thank Raymond W
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We took a small tour of the village of Perast before heading to Our Lady of the Rocks. St. Nikola Church is really beautiful. It's easy to find, just look for the Clock Tower. The date on the Clock Tower is 1695. We didn't walk to the top of the Clock Tower but the views must be awesome. The front... More 

Thank JudyMetroNYCarea
Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

It's clock/bell tower dominates the tiny town of Perast. It has a pretty square just in front where local artists sell their wares. Very photogenic!

Thank Scuesa
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

A climb up this beautiful landmark in Perast is not to be missed. The climb isn't easy but the views of Perast and the Bay of Kotor from the top are spectacular and well worth the effort. Admission is only €1. Time your visit well to beat the crowds.

Thank Christina B
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Church & attached small museum are typical of many other churches with usually religious relics on display The climb up the bell tower is more rewarding with delightful views however steps are narrow & steep

Thank Darrel J
Pershore, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

All the views in Perast are spectacular but we decided to take the €5 boat ride (return) to this small yet beautiful island. The small boats are taking tourist all day and the crossing takes about 10 minutes. St Nikola Church is the key attraction but to the look back to the mainland and to the huge hills in the... More 

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The church is nice, but for €1 there are more rooms. One contains many priest robes (i dont know the technical name) and then there is is part of an older(?) Church with a beautiful sunlit alter piece and some other items.

Thank faye57
College Station, Texas
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The walk up is well worth the view, hands down. It was only one or two euro, so a total deal. It's old, filled with bird droppings, has some low ceilings, and requires someone smaller, nimble, and sure footed. Personally, I wouldn't take a child up due to the potential hazards, but that may just be the overprotective American in... More 

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Portland, Australia
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a must do as the views are spectacular form the many levels from the bell tower. Entry is 1€ per person. The climb is up stone steps that wind up the tower and in some places does is a little cramped. Some level of fitness is required and is Ok for people who don't have a good head... More 

Thank Peter_B_Simons
Burscough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

St Nikola's church, on the waterfront, is the most distinguishable church in Perast, with it's bell tower visible throughout the tiny town and from the coastal road that passes above. It is free to enter the chapel itself, although there is a fee if you want to climb the tower or look at the museum, we didn't have time as... More 

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