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Perast - St. Nicholas Church (Montenegro) | by MLazarevski
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Perast - St. Nicholas Church (Montenegro)

Dominating the main square of Perast, you can find the present St. Nicholas Church. This church was built in 1616 although it has been said to have replaced an earlier church dating from 1564. Inside the church, there is a rich collection of paintings by famous Perast painter, Tripo Kokolja (1661-1713), as well as other valuable paintings and precious vestments from the 16th and 17th centuries in the treasury. St. Nicholas was named after the saint who is believed to be the patron saint of sailors.

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Taken on May 19, 2013