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Sightseeing in Brac Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Brac island can be called the most beautiful island of Croatia without a share of doubt. Once there were villas of wealthy Roman nobles, and today it houses popular beach resorts of Croatia. Many years there have being archaeologists working on the island; they have managed to find many priceless artifacts. Tourism on the island of Brac is a unique opportunity to combine beach vacations with walks to historical places and sightseeing of unique natural attractions.
In general, the courses that you can taste in Brac are not much different from those in continental Croatia. The only thing: the variety of fish courses here is much bigger, and you can … Open
The most important historical attraction of the island is the museum representing the settlement of Skrip. That’s a very interesting architectural complex. The ancient settlement is situated on a mountain top, which makes it look even more mysterious. There lots of beautiful mansions and churches have remained; one of the finest palaces is housing the Archaeological Museum. Its collection is extremely interesting, as it includes vintage household items and musical instruments, amphorae and jewelry made of precious metals, as well as other historical objects found on the island.
Among the religious attractions of Skrip, the Sveti Duh Chapel is notable, as well as the fine Church of St. Helena does. Serinic palace is the outstanding architectural landmark; several hundred years it has belonged to the descendants of a noble family. Copyright
The Croatians surprisingly combined the features of the Slavs, Romans, Turks, and many others, for centuries being close to completely different neighbors in terms of culture and perception … Open
One of the most important natural monuments is Vidova Gora, the highest point of the Adriatic archipelago. The mountain is 778 meters; its top is equipped with excellent viewing platforms. During the tour, tourists will have an opportunity to admire Zlatni rat , which became the hallmark of this island. The cape is unique, as it can repeatedly change its shape during the day. The reason is the fickle wind, which has a direct influence on formation of the cape.
BRAC 0412 The southern part of the island can boast one of the most mysterious monuments of Brac, Dragon Cave. There is no doubt that it’s man-made, but the real purpose of the cave is one of the mysteries of the island. Its inner walls are decorated with pictures and symbols unknown to science, and contemporaries can only guess what their meaning was. A path to the cave lies in an incredibly beautiful place, so fans of hiking would love it.
The Brac island was inhabited in Antiquity. You can find a confirmation of this when going to the Skrip village. Here you can see not only agricultural buildings of different centuries and … Open
The western slope of the mountain is famous due to Blaca desert. This area also has great historical significance. Hermits have established a large monastery there in the mid-16th century. Today, several surviving old buildings remind about that. Some buildings of the former monastery were completely preserved; a large tank to collect rainwater has to be mentioned among them. Inhabitants of the monastery were monks producing honey and wine; their storage containers are essential artifacts of a local museum.
Part of the monastery is a museum that holds religious artifacts and old books, beautiful tableware made of stone and a lot of other interesting exhibits. The island is rich in religious sites; more than ten ancient churches have survived on its territory. The excursion program offered by Brac is incredibly interesting and diverse.
Every year a large number of divers from different countries come to Brac. The popularity of the island among the divers is easy to explain: there are sets for experienced underwater … Open
Brac is famous for its picturesque beaches. There are both pebble and sand beaches in the region. In the southern part of the island, visitors will find a very unusual beach - Zlatni Rat. It is located on the cape that has the same name. The beach has become a popular local landmark because it changes its shape every day because of waves and wind. The length of the cape is approximately 300 meters, and this territory is almost completely covered with pines. Besides the wonderful beach, the cape is famous for its excellent tennis courts – there are more than twenty of them at the resort.
Brac has a well-developed sports infrastructure. In recent years, many modern sports centers appeared on the island. There are football fields, tennis courts of different level, and special playgrounds for children. As waves are always strong on some beaches, they are ideal for surfing. In the small resort town of Sutivan, tourists will find a charming marina. This is the place where visitors can book a voyage or even rent a yacht. There is a water sports center that is always glad to offer mesmerizing experiences to its guests. Bol is the most crowded resort of the island, and so it offers a wide range of entertainment to its guests.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Brac Island
♥   Castle 'Mirabella Fortress' , 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Starigrad Fortress' , 13.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tvrdalj Castle' , 16.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hvar Fortress' , 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Klis Fortress' , 28.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Brac Island
♥   Forest Park 'Marjan' , 29.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Biokovo' , 31.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Forest Park 'Ošjak (Vela Luka)' , 40.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Krka' , 82.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Mljet' , 86 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Brac Island and around
♥   Art museum 'Gallery of Fine Arts' Split, 27.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Ivan Meštrović Gallery' Split, 28.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Brac Island from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Livno Town

From the series “Small Flamboyant Towns Painted with Van Gogh Colors”
The Franciscan museum with an extensive collection of historical artifacts and The Gorica Gallery are sure to appeal to art lovers. The town is nice for quiet measured rest. There are no noisy entertainment venues, so Livno is often visited by tourists with children. The best time to rest in this picturesque area is summer. Many hotels feature swimming pools. There is an incredibly beautiful park with fountains and sculptures in the downtown. … Read further
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

Hilton has announced that it will soon begin a project to build a new hotel in Kyoto. It will be located in the heart of the city, in the prestigious area of Sanjo-Kawaramachi. Guests will be able to easily reach all areas of interest in the dynamic city, many popular attractions and recreation areas will be within a walking distance from the hotel. Read this


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