Perast as such represents the best preserved entity of this part of the Adriatic. Due to the development of maritime and trade in the 17th and 18th centuries, the town grew with many new palaces and churches. The Bunjevic Palace was turned into a town museum. Perast overlooks tow interesting islets. Our Lady of the Rock lies about 115 meters northeast of the island of St. George. The stone plateau in the middle of the sea with a church on it is a result of the enduring efforts of generations of mariners to leave there, in the very heart of the Bay of Boka Kotorska, a testimony of their Christian faith and culture.