Visit Prčanj: The legend of the three sisters

  • By Luštica Bay
  • 14 Dec, 2012
Located in the Bay of Kotor, the small town of Prčanj is famous for its enviable location and spectacular views, but this historic town also offers the perfect opportunity to delve a little into Montenegro’s mythical past. Prčanj’s cobbled streets, flanked by 17th and 18th century buildings, lead you through a town steeped in history, with stone villas, gardens and olive orchards dominating the waterfront.

The Birth of Our Lady church is perhaps the most impressive landmark in Prčanj. Taking 120 years to build, this grand architecture masterpiece houses numerous paintings and sculptures including works by Piazzetta, Tiepolo and Balestra.

One of Prčanj’s better known highlights is the Tre Sorelle Palace which translates to the Palace of the Three Sisters. Dating back to the 15th century, this well-known mansion was built and owned by the aristocratic Buca family.

Legend has it that the three sisters that lived here fell in love with the same sailor. When he went to sea, they stood at their windows waiting for him return. As the story goes, the years went by and the sisters still waited for their sailor who never returned. As the sisters passed away one by one, their windows were boarded up – all except for the last sister, who had nobody to board up her window, and so it remains unsealed to this day.

Prčanj is one of the must-see destinations in the Bay of Kotor and visitors to the town can not only visit the Tre Sorelle Palace, but easily explore the surrounding region and the historic city of  Kotor , just a short distance away.

Read more about the  historic city of Kotor .

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