30 Jul '17, 12pm

Curious Traveler Visits The Floating Church of Montenegro

Curious Traveler Visits The Floating Church of Montenegro

Just off the coast of Montenegro, in the winding Bay of Kotor off the Adriatic Sea, near the medieval towns of Perast and Kotor, you’ll see something that will make you check your eyeglass prescription. Feel free to confirm with your fellow travelers first if you must, but yes, that is in fact a church floating out there in the middle of the water. Well, sort of. This is ‘Our Lady of the Rock’ Church, or ‘Gospa od Skrpjela’ if you want to sound in-the-know. Legend has it that on July 22, 1452, two fisherman saw something in the middle of the bay. They paddled closer, and claimed to see a vision of Madonna and Child on a rock. They made a vow then and there to erect a church in that very spot to honor the icon. But how to build a church on top of the water? Throw rocks at it, of course. So, over the centuries, every time a ship returned safely from a voyage, the townsfolk a...

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