Prčanj
Prčanj
Quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay
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Tatiana Torgonskaya
Translation: Vera Root
Photo: Tatiana Torgonskaya
23.02.2020

Prčanj is a quiet and cozy town on the shore of the picturesque Boka Bay.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

It is located on the Vrmac peninsula near Kotor and is part of the Kotor municipality.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

About 1500 people live in Prčanj all year around, but in summer it is flooded with tourists. They come here to enjoy Mediteranian weather and ancient architecture.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

The coastal part of Prčanj is beautiful and idyllic.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

There is a pedestrian area with benches set in the shade of large evergreen trees near the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

The main road by the Adriatic Sea is one big promenade.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

Its length is about 3.5 kilometers (2 miles).

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

Historical studies imply that these lands were inhabited B.C. However, in written sources Prčanj was first mentioned in the 13th century. In the 17-19 centuries the town is in its highest prosperity.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

Many local residents succeed in marine industry. The settlement began to grow and develop, and beautiful mansions raised on the seashore.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

The hardy stone buildings were decorated in the popular Baroque style.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

Several of these houses have survived to this day. For example, the 18th century’s Gjurović palace.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

The family coat of arms adorns its facade.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

The palace of the well-known local family of Beskuca stands in the middle of the embankment. At one time, it was a heart of Prčanj, the owners threw lavish parties and hosted distinguished guests.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

The house of the Sbutega family is modest but quite unusual. It is still a private residence.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

The Verona family owned several properties in Prčanj, but this house was considered the most impressive. Today, this classic example of 18th-century seaside architecture has been turned into a hotel.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

Luković dynasty also had several buildings in the area.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

The most interesting is the house with turrets.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

Nearby is a residential complex, consisting of cozy mansions owned by this noble family.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

They were built in the 17th and 18th centuries and today are classified as cultural monuments and protected by the state.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

This area in Prčanj named after Luković family.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

The house of Lorenzo Sbutega with an unusual corner balcony.

Prčanj — quiet town on the shore of the Boka Bay

And the most famous house — the Palace of Three Sisters. A romantic legend tells about three girls who fell in love with a young sailor. He chose one of them, but she refused the young man, so as not to offend her sisters.

All three girls never got married. They remained faithful to their love until the end and waited for the return of the sailor who traveled away to distant lands.

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