Island Brač, Attractions and sights

Blaca desert is a natural monument unique not only on Brač but also on the entire Croatian coast. It is considered a desert because of the scarcety of nature in this area. Its beginning was a stone-rebuilt cave - the first shelter of priests from Poljica. Along the steep cliff, deserted hermitages paved the church and monastery, residential and commercial buildings, and transformed the vast forests into rich vineyards and olive groves. Blaca desert, which was also an astronomical observatory, is a natural and cultural phenomenon, as well as a valuable monument to human work and persistence. The road to Blaca is a dirt path of 2 kilometers and it is intended only for walkers.The inventory of the museum includes a valuable astronomical collection of the last desert. This is one of the most visited museums on the island.

 

The largest part of Vidova Gora extends over the area of ​​Nerežišća and its height of 778 meters makes Brač the highest island. This is a true paradise for hunters and hikers, herbalists, adventurers. It is an attractive vantage point from which there is a view on all sides of the island of Brač and the indented coast of the island of Hvar, and sometimes even Italy. Just a little imagination and you can shoot the best selfie. For those in love Vidova gora is often an ideal place to say fateful "yes".

 

The Museum of Olive oil presents the history of olive growing on the island as well as the entire traditional olive oil production process, all the traditional tools used for transport, production and storage of olive oil. There is also a taster in the museum with homemade island delicacies such as olive pate, jams, cheese, domestic olive oil and wine.

 

Pučišća has long been known for its stonemasonry tradition, which continues to theses days in Stonemasonry school, the only one in Croatia and in this part of Europe. Founded in 1909, it is open to visitors and it is especially worthwhile to see a workshop with students' works when visiting with school masters. This school has given many famous sculptors and stone-cutters whose works can be seen in workshops and galleries throughout the island and beyond.

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Mirje is a place dating back to the late antique from 6. century and is located on a beautiful hill with a breathtaking view of Brač Channel. These ruins in the middle of green vineyards are the remains of Benedictine monastery along with religious and commercial buildings. In the evening, the special atmosphere creates a sunset while its rear trails overflow the sea and trickle through the cracks of the wall creating an immeasurable image.

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Museum of island Brač, founded in 1979, is located in Škrip andhoused in Radojkovic Tower from the 16th century and shows a cross section of island's history and cultural heritage. Among the numerous monuments of construction and sculpture are Herculean figures, located in Mir and the outflow of the Povlja threshold, and an interesting collection of photographs, weapons and documents from the Second World War. In the lower part of the museum is a Roman mausoleum, famous for the legend that the wife and daughter of Emperor Diocletian were buried here.

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The Dragon's Cave on the southern slopes of Vidova Gora is a desert monastery dating back to the 9th century. It was used as a temple for Polish Glagolitics during the 15th century. The combination of different beliefs and superstitions is shown in the relief that gave the cave its name. Particularly prominent are the sculptures and reliefs carved in the living stone of its interior, dominated by the large dragon character on the west wall.
This is a rare copy of the Croatian Glagolitic original Missal from 1483, now in the Dominican Museum in Bol. Once open to visit, the cave was damaged and stolen, so today it is closed with an iron door and a tour is only possible if accompanied by a guide.

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The impressive monumental neo-Romanesque parish church of Christ the King, 45 m high, dominates the village of Selca and because of its grandeur the islanders call it Brač Cathedral. It was built in the middle of the 20th century and the central figure is a statue of the Heart of Jesus, the work of the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović. A monument to Pope John Paul II has been placed near the Church of Christ the King in life size.

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Near Sutivan, in the heart of the pine forest, is an area of about 12000 m2 and is called Nature park, and divided into several zones; walk-in area, playgrounds, animal shelter, restaurant, children's playground. Various animals can be seen there, and besides a lot of fun on the playground and trampoline, children can ride ponies, ride a small cable car and try playing alka.

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In the center of village Nerežišća is the church of St. Peter and Paul, and because of its pine tree on the roof, called the Bonsai of Brač, is one of the most interesting attractions on the island of Brač and a protected monument of nature. Not far from Nerežišća you will be surprised by the huge rock of a very unusual appearance that resembles a cake, so it is not surprising that the locals called it Koloč. An urban legend says it fulfills wishes! At the top of the Great Valley, at the place where the river once flowed, there is a bridge from the time of Austrian administration and the locals like to call it the bridge of Fraz Joseph.

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Jakšić gallery is located in village of Donji Humac. The story of this artistic family is over 100 years old, and the passion and crafting skills of the stone is transmitted from generation to generation. In the yard of the family home, they have built a modern art gallery in addition to their workshops and ateliers. During the tour you will meet these unusual artists and enjoy their spectacular works and creations.
 
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Sardina d.o.o. is a company founded in Postira in 1907 and the entire facility was modernized in 2013 to the highest standards. It deals with catching, processing and preserving fish and has its own fleet of 7 fishing vessels. In addition to being known for tuna farming, the factory produces a range of fish products - canned goods, pâtés, frozen fish, fish oil and flour. Exports are made on five continents, which confirms the centuries-old tradition and high quality of the products. Its fish market has a part of the assortment and daily supply of fresh fish and shellfish.
 
 
 
 
With a gentle touch of olive oil and a wealth of Mediterranean plants, the essence of the Adriatic has been transformed into Brač Fine Soaps. In a family run production plant, soaps are hand-made and cut, so every bar is unique. Essential oils give each soap specific healing properties and fragrance. Each soap carries a part of Croatia so it is often taken as a unique souvenir.
 
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Postira Agricultural Cooperative is one of the oldest industry of this kind in Dalmatia and is widely known for its superior olive oil and its products bear the label of the Island product. The plant produces original, traditional home-made products and virgin olive oil. The souvenir shop within the cooperative has a wide selection of handicrafts made by local producers from Postira, as well as the entire range of products of domestic virgin olive oil.
 
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Dolce Vita (Dolčevita) is a 6km gastro tour that connects five restaurants and family farms, a winery and two art galleries. The road from Supetar through the villages of Donji Humac and Dračevica leads through beautiful scenery and untouched nature, introducing walkers with the tradition and flavors of Brač.
 
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Via Brattia is a 135 km circular hiking and tourist trail around the island of Brač and is a real challenge for recreation and adventurers in search of a unique experience. It connects a large number of Brač settlements and 12 most attractive island locations where mountain seals are collected.
The trail passes through the center of Supetar, Mirca, Sutivan, Bobovišća, Ložišća, Milna, Murvica, Bol, Sumartin, Povlja, Pučišća, Postira, Škrip. Along with the parish churches, it reaches some of the most beautiful Brač bays and numerous attractions on the trail include Blaca Desert, Dragon's Cave, Mirje, the Island of Brač Museum, Stonemasonry School, Lovrečina.
 
 
 
 
The gallery of the famous sculptor Ivan Rendić who is considered the father of Croatian modern sculpture is at the bottom of the Supetar waterfront. He spent the last years of his life on Brač, and his sculptures, designs, busts are displayed in the gallery. "Day with Rendić" is an organized activity to visit the most beautiful and oldest parts of the historic center of Supetar and the places where the sculptor left his mark.
 
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One of the stations on Dolčevita trail is the famous Senjković family winery. On eight acres of scarce land with years of hard work, this hardworking family has grown their vineyards and today boasts an impressive collection of the finest wines. The combination of tradition, perseverance, wisdom and youth has produced some of the most famous Croatian varieties, "BOSSO", "BROČKO RIČ" and "SPOŽA". Homemade food and premium drippings make this family farm one of the most visited on the island.
 

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