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Cultural heritage

  1. Stone belfries of Dalmatia

    Stone belfries of Dalmatia
    The exhibition of stone belfries of Dalmatia, by Josip Radić, consists of eight stone replicas of churches and bell towers from the Dalmatian area. You can see it every day in the church at Batak in Pučišća. Author emphasized that the replicas of eight Dalmatian churches and bell towers are built exclusively with Brac stone. Among the works, to the most notable is the oldest cathedral... Learn More

    WH: upon requesth

    Location: Pučišća

  2. The way our ancestors lived

    The way our ancestors lived
    If you stop by in almost any place on Brač, you'll get a jist of how our ancestors used to live. But, Pražnica might be one of the best places to explore this. They are rich with preserved cultural heritage, stone churches, carvings and old traditional cemeteries. Every street in the village leads to some of the old churches or cemeteries, which still stand as a... Learn More

    Location: Pražnica

  3. Franz Joseph’s bridge to nowhere

    Franz Joseph’s bridge to nowhere
    Franz Joseph's bridge is located next to Ložišća, in the top of the Great Valley. It is assumed that once a river called Elafuza or Bretanida flowed underneath, but it hasn't been confirmed. The bridge was built during Austrian rule on the island, so the islanders named it after Franz Joseph as a sign of affection. Franz Joseph's bridge is interesting primarily because it leaves the impression that leads... Learn More

    Location: Ložišća

  4. The island of Brač museum

    The island of Brač museum
    The Island of Brač Museum, situated in Radojković Tower from the 16th century, is one of the Croatian most visited museums, annually visited by more than 12 000 person. Its foundations date back 1500 years a.C. In the lower floor of the Museum, there is a Roman Mausoleum where, according to the legend, rest Valerija and Priska – wife and daughter of the emperor Diocletian.... Learn More

    WH: 8-20h

    Location: Škrip

  5. Kavanjin’s mansion – a poet’s retreat

    Kavanjin’s mansion – a poet’s retreat
    Kavanjin Mansion, located in Sutivan, is a former vacation home of the famous Croatian poet Kavanjin, best known for the fact that he wrote the longest Croatian poem! Today, the building is in reconstruction, awaiting its conversion into a cultural, artistic and tourist space. Learn More

    Location: Kavanjin’s mansion – a poet’s retreat

  6. Dido’s olive miracles

    Dido’s olive miracles
    There's an olive shop called Dido, hidden in the little street behind Grikula. It nurtures the clean olive oil by keeping it in wood logs as one would put their baby in a crib. The oil received a lot of golden medals at competitions and its cribs have often been chosen as the best souvenir in olive production. Come and taste it (anchovies are with... Learn More

    WH: upon requesth

    Location: Pučišća

  7. Blaca desert – see it to believe it!

    Blaca desert – see it to believe it!
    Blaca desert is special in so many ways it's sufficient to say you won't find anything similar anywhere near or far. It stretches on fifty-six acres, between Dragovode and Blaca bay. It is considered a desert, because of the scarce nature which surrounds the lovely  monastery. Blaca desert was a home to many generations of monks since the seventeenth century.  For a time in history this... Learn More

    Location: Nerežišća

  8. Roman quarries in Splitska

    Roman quarries in Splitska
    In the history, Splitska was mentioned for the first time as an export port for stone blocks used for construction of Diocletian Palace in Split, listed by the UNESCO as the World Heritage.  Stone used for the construction of the palace was collected in quarries over the settlement – Plate, Rasohe and Stražišće. In Rasohe quarry can be found the relief of Hercules, mythological creature... Learn More

    Location: Splitska

  9. Dragons ruled Brač before it was cool

    Dragons ruled Brač before it was cool
    Long before Game of Thrones came along, Brač had it's dragons. In a small ethno village Murvica near Bol, where only few people live today, dragons are residing for couple of centuries. If you survive an hour long walk uphill, in a cave called “Zmajeva pećina” (Dragon’s Cave) you may witness an image of dragon carved into stone walls.   This place was once home to... Learn More

    Location: Murvica

  10. Charter of Povlja

    Charter of Povlja
    The Charter of Povlja (Croatian: Povaljska listina) is a legal document written on 1 December 1250 in Povlja on the island of Brač, Croatia. It is parchment copy of an ownership document from the cartulary of the Benedictine monastery of St John the Baptist. It is one of the oldest Croatian cultural and linguistic records, which through its content provides a number of interesting insights into the various aspects of the time in which it was made. The first... Learn More

    Location: Povlja

  11. Supetar cemetery

    Supetar cemetery
    One of the most beautiful Supetar cultural features is its cemetery where can be found excellent artworks of Croatian sculpture master minds – Ivan Rendić, born in Supetar and Tome Rosandić, the author of Petrinović Family Mausoleum. Learn More

    Location: Supetar

  12. Village of people or village of monuments?

    Village of people or village of monuments?
    Selca – the first breath and the final destination of many stone monuments. Why do so many statues live in this village? The answer is pretty simple. This is the place where the island's famous white stone is getting carved and chiselled and then formed in beautiful monuments. This is a tradition that lasts for over few hundred years. Only when stone was started to quarry and shape,... Learn More

    Location: Selca

  13. Our Lady of Gorma

    Our Lady of Gorma
    The statue of Our Lady, dating back to the 19th century can be found in a small chapel on a cliff where and (according to legend) it was created as follows: It was incredibly hot that summer’s day. A local man was in the field, but when he saw that a storm was brewing, he set off for home. A great storm caught up with... Learn More

    Location: Postira

  14. Short history of the island

    Short history of the island
    The first inhabitants of the island of Brač were ancient Illyrians whose presence dates back to the early history. Numerous fortresses and ruins scattered along the island prove their presence on the island of Brač but also their strength to resist a strong Greek colonization of mid-Dalmatian islands in 4th Century B.C. Roman period from 167 BC has conditioned that life moved to the northern... Learn More

    Location: Supetar

  15. Stonemason school from Pučišća offers help for Notre Dame!

    Stonemason school from Pučišća offers help for Notre Dame!
    It is often said in Pučišća that people here live with the stone, off the stone and for the stone. With a centuries-old tradition of masonry, we are proud that we have a stonemason high school - a sculpting academy, which is unique in this part of Europe. Pučišća's stone masters assume that the French need to rebuild most of the cathedral, and they can... Learn More

    +385 21 633 114

    Location: Pučišća

  16. Ivan Rendić gallery

    Ivan Rendić gallery
    Ivan Rendić Gallery is a collection of assembled Ivan Rendić’s works of art, his sculptures, reliefs and sketches, located within the National library in Supetar.  Here visitors are introduced to the beginnings of the recent Croatian sculpture, to works of art of the artist who dedicated himself to lay the foundations of this gallery. Opened in 1999, today hosts 18 sculptures and reliefs and 50... Learn More

    WH: 8-20h

    Location: Supetar

  17. The island of Brač museum

    The island of Brač museum
    The Island of Brač Museum, situated in Radojković Tower from the 16th century, is one of the Croatian most visited museums, annually visited by more than 12 000 person. Its foundations date back 1500 years a.C. In the lower floor of the Museum, there is a Roman Mausoleum where, according to the legend, rest Valerija and Priska – wife and daughter of the emperor Diocletian.... Learn More

    WH: 8-20hh

    +385 91 6370 920

    Location: Škrip

  18. Bracera built Brač

    Bracera built Brač
    So, people say that islanders are more fond of boats than cars. In some way it is logical. But in Brač way it is definitely the truth. Living on a part of land surrounded by sea brings up the need for building a boat for all sorts of need. Bracera is a wooden wide boat with only one sail. It is made as cargo boat... Learn More

    Location: Postira

  19. Island cuisine

    Island cuisine
    Supetar Tourist Board and Supetar Agriculture Association have commenced the Island Cuisine Supetar project in 2016 with the goal of promoting original island gastronomy and returning our simple, traditional dishes to restaurant tables. Our grandmothers left us a rich gourmet heritage based on healthy, easily available and fresh seasonal ingredients from our gardens and olive fields. Our ancestors were very creative in preparing simple but... Learn More

    Location: Supetar

  20. 13 towers of Pučišća

    13 towers of Pučišća
    There were 13 of them, supposedly. They defended Pučišća from Turks and pirates and because of them, Pučišća were known as a Port of towers. Today, there are a few left. Barba Striš has his fireplace in one, lady Silva a kitchen in the other, so ask them about the details. We'd recommend you take a look at the renewed tower at the entrance to... Learn More

    Location: Pučišća

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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