BLACE MONASTERY





THE HERMITAGE OF BLACA MONESTARY

Interesting story literally incurved into hill above Blaca Bay

INTERESTING HISTORY

Blaca is a very important historical part of Brač, whose great story has developed in dangerous times. In the 16th century there was a threat from the Ottoman Empire on land, so two priests escaped to the island of Brač with a plan to build a new sanctuary there.

 

The Bishop of Hvar-Brač pointed them at the Ljubitovica cave a good spot on the south side of the island, a big cave located in the embrace of the hill. Their initial land was donated by noblemen.  Next challenge was to get the approval from the nobles (who were then in charge), located in Nerežišće – main center of administration at the time.  After a few years they got the permission and started to build an architecturally amazing building in this inaccessible place. What they managed to do is a really astounding.

 

Come to our tour Discover Blaca Hermitage and witness closely this interesting story.