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.
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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...
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...
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...