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Address: Obala kapetana Marka Martinovica bb, Perast, Montenegro
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Known as the “Bishopric”, this palace is recognisable by its octagonal...

Known as the “Bishopric”, this palace is recognisable by its octagonal belfry and the magnificent external staircase. This edifice belonged to the famous Zmajevic family and is one of the symbols of the town of Perast. The palace complex also contains a family chapel dedicated to the Lady of the Rosary.

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Baroque XVIIc palace

Perast is a beautiful little seaport deep into the Gulf of Kotor. It used to be a port where many sea captains used to live. After getting rich, they build their own palaces in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Normally, I would not review this place because I did not visit it. The reason for not visiting it is that the palace is not a museum. As a sign next to the access from the Adriatic Highway stantes: it is private property. Most reviews of this palace seem to be of other sights in Perast, primarily the Museum of... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

The museum is a little disappointing but the visit of the house and views from the top floor were really worth the visit. A shame the history of perast was not in greater prominence.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Perast is a beautiful little seaport deep into the Gulf of Kotor. It used to be a port where many sea captains used to live. After getting rich, they build their own palaces in this little town. Bujovic Palace is now a museum. It was built in the late 17th century by two brothers. They commissioned a Venetian architect to... More 

Thank Christmate11
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

The palace is in fact now a Museum, name after the poet Andrija Zmajevic, born in Perast. I love particularly the stone balconies with their shape under a sunny day. Every our a public bus stops a few meters from it. (1€/ to Kotor)

Thank Road20years
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Perast is a very small town and this has to be one of the highlights. Very nicely appointed museum set in the old house/mansion/palace of a Montenegrin sea captain. Exceptional collection for such a small establishment and very friendly staff who wont hesitate to answer questions about the pieces. The view from the balcony out over the two islands in... More 

1 Thank Roebuck1989
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Perast is a very, very small village. U can walk from one end to the other in 15 min. On the land you can visit this "palace" and a church with a tower that gives you a great view of the whole place. On the water you can only visit one of the 2 islands, the trip is between 5... More 

4 Thank Cristi M
Centennial, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Perast is a very beautiful small, tiny town. you can walk from one end to the other in a very short time. I was there in October and everything was closed down. It is very picturesque town.. Archecture is great. Would have loved to seen more of it.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I ve got to this little town of Perast in the evening & was amazed by its atmosphere & odor of past - this small towns (along with well known Kotor) were a sort of corsar republic surrounded by the vast Osman empire & yet managed to preserve independence through medieval ages. Restaurant in the middle of embankment is rather... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to Perast museum. It was amplified enormously by the young woman staffer who offered to guide us through it and explain everything. Interesting collection of artefacts, part of the complex history of this part of the world.

2 Thank RebeccaPeter
Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

It's a fairly small museum, with slightly old-fashioned displays of ship-models, paintings, weapons, the furniture of great Perast shipping families and so on, which give an idea of how the town used to be in its heyday. What's more you get the opportunity to see inside one of Perast's wonderful old palazzi, from the days of the Venetian Empire. As... More 

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