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Place with the most monuments per capita in the world!


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Selca

Place with the most monuments per capita in the world!

Selca is a municipality situated on the east coast of the island. It consists of five villages – Selca, Sumartin, Povlja, Novo Selo and Selački zaseoci. Selca is popular for its numerous monuments and now there are 14 monuments and 21 memorial tablet with inscriptions. Having in mind it is a place with the most monuments per capita in the world, here are some we must mention.

Monuments

The first monument in the world dedicated to famous Russian writer, Leo Tolstoy, was made here. One of the most valuable monuments in Selca, made by the Croatia’s most famous sculptor, Ivan Meštrović, is a statue „The Heart of Jesus“ placed inside Chruch of Christ the King. In Povlja there is also a very important monument for Croatia, and it is „Povaljski prag“, the oldest preserved monument written in Cyrillic script.

Here is an interesting fact about the beginning of carving mastery on Brač. Antonio Štambuk was a slave who bought his freedom with his amazing stonemason skills. He passed on his knowledge about stonemasonry what made Selca a birthplace of stone carving in Croatia.

The town  is not famous only for monuments but also for the autochthonous sort of olives called „buhavica“. There are not many trees of this sort of olives, mainly located around Novo Selo which is why the olive oil made of buhavica is very appreciated and expensive.

We suggest you get yourself a copy of Brač Pass for more amazing facts about this place and some coupons to help you enjoy it to the maximum!

For more inquiries, visit TOURIST BOARD SELCA.

Villages

Selca

Novo selo

A little village, Novo Selo is located between Selca and Povlja. When passing trough note impressive stone sculptures placed along the entire entrance to the...

Selca

Povlja

Povlja is one of the smallest villages on Brač, located by the sea in a deep sheltered bay. There are not only beautiful beaches but...

Selca

Sumartin

Sumartin is a small place by the sea located on the eastern tip of the island, connected by ferry with Makarska. The village was established...

Frequently asked questions

Ok, so I got to the island. What now?

Ah, our favourite question. 🙂 Here are just some ideas!

#1 EAT.

We’ve gathered only the best of the best restaurants, taverns, farms etc. to give you the opportunity to enjoy only the best island food, made from fresh, local ingredients. Check out our selection at gastronomy section of our website.

#2 SLEEP.

Do as locals do – eat well, sleep well! Again, only the best of Brač accommodation awaits you on our website, gathered under Accommodation section. Feel like royalty while you’re here!

#3 HAVE FUN.

There’s so much to see and do, all around Croatia, this truly amazing country. But, there’s even more of this awesomeness on island Brač! Here you’ll find dragons, Hercules, night sailing, poetry reading, electric dancing, graffiti painting, and that doesn’t even begin to cover it! So, here’s an idea. Browse through or culture section, plan some morning activities, go swimming in some of our beautiful villages, and the check the calendar to plan your night!

#4 AND MORE FUN.

You want more? Glad to hear it, cause there’s always something else to do on Brač! Choose your adventure, book a boat, safari tour, sightseeing or something more dangerous – Brač has it all!

#5 GET BRAČ PASS.

To enjoy yourself to the fullest, get yourself a copy of Brač Pass – interactive tour guide, with lots of discounts, interesting facts and prizes you can win!

* For getting around the island, we suggest using the local transportation. Click here for online booking with a discount!

I really want to visit Brač! How do I do that?!

Brač is an island which can be reached by sea and air. Here are some basics.

BY SEA ///

There are two ferry lines connecting Brač with a land.

First is in Supetar, connecting Brač with Split, and the second is on Sumartin, connecting Brač with Makarska. There is a third port that can be reached by regular local boat lines, and that is Bol, on the south part of the island. Here, you can reach Brač from Split, or from a neighbouring island Hvar. More information about ferry lines and timetables you may find here.

Also, if you own or rent boats, you may just sail into any place on island Brač. We suggest Brač Deluxe for transfers!

BY AIR ///

Brač has its own small airport, situated in the middle of the island. More and more flights are introduced each year, and all the necessary information you may find on the airport’s website. If you need transportation from the airport to any other place on the island, may we suggest contacting some of the #bestofbrac service providers, such as Taxi Peša, Brač DeluxeRent a Motorino or M&B rent. Check them out!

Once you’re on the island, rent a car, use taxis or local transportation. For online booking with discount, click here.

All the emergency numbers you might need but we hope you won’t!

POLICIJSKA POSTAJA BRAČ // POLICE STATION BRAČ

Mladena Vodanovića 25 – 21 400 Supetar
+385 21 631 145 / 112

DOM ZDRAVLJA SUPETAR, HITNA POMOĆ // HOSPITAL, ER

Mladena Vodanovića 24 – 21 400 Supetar
+ 385 21 640 014 / 112

HRVATSKA GORSKA SLUŽBA SPAŠAVANJA // CROATIAN MOUNTAIN RESCUE SERVICES

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