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Culture of Vis Island. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Vis is a small Croatian Island in the Adriatic Sea. The island was inhabited in the 4th century BC. Greeks, Romans, Italian and Austrians lived here. Vis became a part of modern Croatia after the collapse of Yugoslavia. There are still many monuments from different eras on Vis which were left after the rule of different countries. The majority of ancient attractions are located in Vis town and Komiža, which are the largest settlements on the island.
A copy of the Vučedol Dove is an original Croatian souvenir. It is a copy of a vessel which was initially used in traditional ceremonies and this symbol reminds Croats about their past. Be … Open
Vis, the capital of the island is a remarkable place. At least because the first Greek colony Issa located here. The ruins of the settlement are almost explored by the archaeologists and everyone can visit them. Later Vis became a homeland for children of wealthy Venetians and Austro-Hungarians. Wonderful mansions of 16th, 17th and 18th centuries can be found on the streets of Vis and they still look gorgeous. There is also a medieval Franciscan monastery which was built on the ruins of Greek and Roman theatres. Some of the 16th-century churches will definitely interest you.
Komiža is the oldest port on the island. It was founded by Venetians who needed a transit point for trade in the sea. The village is located only 10 kilometres from the town of Vis. One of the most interesting local attractions is the building of the Community Centre. It is a high and well-preserved tower of the Renaissance, built in the 16th century. Saint Nikola church was built in the 13th century. Be sure to visit Perast Tower. There is a museum dedicated to sea, sailors and fishing inside the tower. Copyright
The Croatian island of Vis has become open for visitors quite recently. It has the greatest distance from the mainland among Adriatic islands, which makes this beautiful site even more … Open
However, Vis and Komiža are monuments by themselves. It is a great pleasure to walk along the streets, exploring ancient buildings and thinking about ancient times when Croatian ancestors lived here. There are not only Medieval constructions in Komiža. You can also see some buildings from the Renaissance. Don’t pass by the church of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows (the New Church) and the fortified church of St. Roch (Rocco).
Il faro Nevertheless, Vis is not only famous for ancient constructions which were built more than two hundred years ago. The island was one of the command posts of Marshal Josip Tito during World War II. Be sure to visit Tito’s cave. It consists of two small caves. Josip Tito and the partisans hid there during the war. A path with 275 steps leads to the cave. It is easy to find the place. You should reach Borovik settlement and then go to the Mount Hum. There is a concrete road in the jungle almost on the top of the mount which leads to the cave.
Vis Island is extremely rich with various historical sites which will be interesting even for an incurious child. The island was settled in the 4th century BC. It was inhabited by Romans, … Open
There was the supreme headquarters of the guerrilla army in the cave. Tito had meetings, met speakers and developed plans of military operations inside the cave.Once the headquarters was found and Tito evacuated. There was a museum after the war but it decayed. Nowadays, all of the main exhibits are carried away but everyone can visit Tito’s cave. You can get there yourself or visit it as a part of a sightseeing tour.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Vis Island and surroundings

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Public palaces near Vis Island
♥   Palace 'Diocletian’s Palace' , 56.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Vis Island
♥   Katedrala Sv. Dujma, Split, 56.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Konkatedrala sv. Petar Apostola, Split, 57 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacionalno svetište sv. Nikole Tavelića, Šibenik, 78.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Jakova, Šibenik, 78.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Croatia

The archaeological museum in Zadar is one of the largest in Dalmatia. Its exposition consists of three parts. The ground floor of the building features collections of the Middle Ages; the second has a collection of the times of the Roman Empire, and the third displays art of prehistoric times. The collection of the Roman Empire embraces weapons of the Roman army, household items, and statues. Another cultural center of the country is the city of Rijeka. It contains a large number of historical attractions, such as the leaning tower of the Venetian building, the Capuchin Church, the Modello Palace, and the old Roman gate. Tourists will find it interesting to visit the Pomor Museum and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. … Open
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Culture guide to Vis Island. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Vis Island: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Vis Island. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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