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Brac and Hvar Culture Tour

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Brac and Hvar Culture Tour

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Take a tour of the pearls of Croatia’s cultural heritage on the islands of Brač and Hvar. From the Blaca cove, climb your way up to the amazing Monastery founded by Glagolitic monks escaping the Turkish invasion. Here they developed a successful base for wine production and trade. In this place of calmness and prayer, look for the old piano that was carried here along the same rocky trail that you will walk!


The Places You’ll Go!

Blaca Cove, Blaca Monestary, Stari Grad on Hvar island


Tour Highlights

Walk an old track in the hills and explore the breathtaking Blaca Monastery
Set your foot into one of the oldest cities in Europe – charismatic Stari Grad (ancient Pharos, founded in 384 BC)
Admire how the Greeks divided the plain in Stari Grad into a functional divisions
Visit the Dominican Monastery, dedicated to St. Peter the Martyr, where you can find the paintings of famous Venetian artists, including Tintoretto


Itinerary

09:00 Departure from Split

09:45 Arrival at Blaca Cove, island of Brač

10:30 Monastery sightseeing

14:00 Lunch at the local restaurant

16:00 Stari Grad sightseeing, island Hvar

18:30 Arrival to Split


What you will experience

Go through the old manuscripts and naval maps, as witnesses of the site’s cultural past. Look through the telescope in one of the most important historical observatories in the country. Maybe you will also be amazed by the collection of arms or the old printing press. Be aware that here was one of the most important observatories in Croatia, which cooperated even with the observatory in Greenwich, London.


Imagine travelling through past when you enter the intact historical buildings of Stari Grad. You can only appreciate the amazing work the Greeks left behind when they divided the Stari Grad Plain, making it a beautiful example of the way their genius touched the land.

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In the Dominican Monastery find “The Mourning of Christ,” a famous painting by the Venetian artist Jacopo Tintoretto. Also, look for the tomb of the Croatian poet Petar Hektorović and a great collection of incunabuli (the first printings of books).

Taste some delicious food at the local restaurant “Jurin podrum.” Its host Silvija will prepare your dishes according to Croatian tradition, but enriched by her experience from living in London. Taste wonderful domestic food, which will only round off this beautiful experience

Included in Price

Speedboat transfer Split – Blaca – Stari Grad – Split, entrance to Blaca Monastery, entrance to Dominican Monastery, lunch at the local restaurant (with a glass of wine or mineral water included)


Excluded

Other expenses at the restaurant, gratuities (optional)


Useful Tips before Tour

  • Find out how they managed to bring a piano into the Monastery
  • When looking through the telescope, be aware that one of the most famous Croatian astronomers and the last guardian of the Monastery, Nikola Miličević, owned it
  • Examine the incunabuli (the first printings of books) in Stari Grad, since they are considered some of the most important books in history
  • Say “Živili” (Cheers) when trying some of the rakija (brandy) and imprint this excursion in your memory forever

Meeting Point and Arrival Info

Office address: Dosud ulica 4
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Arriving by car

July and August can get very busy, so we recommend you get clear instructions about available parking
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Arriving by bus

Buses that stop at Tržnica (green market) near our office
2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 60
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