About Bol Croatia
On the island, you can visit one of Brac’s most beautiful destinations, Blaca desert. Local Bol sights include the monastery, botanical gardens, the village of Murvica and the Dragon’s Cave. Zmajeva Spilja (Dragon’s cave) is west of Bol. This is a first-rate monument to cultural heritage filled with reliefs that describe the monestarial, cave-dwelling habitance of the glagolitic priests in the 15th century. It is approximately 200 meters above the small town of Murvica. During the tourist season, there are daily excursions to Split, Dubrovnik, Makarska, Hvar, Jelsa, Vrboska, Mljet, Medugorje and Blaca, one of the most beautiful excursion destinations on the island. Excursions are also organized to the Vidova gora Peak from where you can enjoy splendid views of the surrounding islands. While on the excursion, make sure to try prsut (smoked ham), cheese, wine and lamb from Brac in the konoba on the peak itself. With so much to see and do, Bol is very popular for families.
One of Brac’s most beautiful destinations, Blaca desert. It is located on the east edge of the long valley that sweeps across the southern side of the island. It is a famous glagolotic desert above a towering cliff. It dates back to the 16th century.
Zmajeva Spilja (Dragon’s cave) is west of Bol. This is a first-rate monument to cultural heritage filled with reliefs that describe the monestarial, cave-dwelling habitance of the glagolitic priests in the 15th century. It is approximately 200 meters above the small town of Murvica.
ART GALLERY DEŠKOVIĆ
The «Branislav Deskovic» gallery is located in Bol’s harbor in the renassaince-baroque palace and houses a fund of over 300 pictures and sculptures of modern Croatian art XIX/XX. st.
On Cape Glavica is the church of the Dominican monastery (founded in 1475), a one-nave structure with the Gothic vault, later extended with another nave. The main altar featured a painting of Madonna with Child and Saints (now kept at the monastery museum), a work by one of Tintoretto’s disciples. On the cassette-styled ceiling below the choir are illusionist paintings of the Baroque painter Tripo Kokolja from 1713 (Apotheosis of St. Dominic). The bell tower dates back to 1751; the remains of an old cloister may be seen in the monastery garden. The monastery keeps a collection of artefacts and works of art (paintings, manuscripts, incunabula, about 6,000 ancient coins).
ISLAND BRAC MUSEUM SKRIP
When visiting the Brač museum in Škrip we find ourselves in the hart of the Illyrian cairns built after the Greek manner, and most likely, built by the Greek masters. After their fortification function had been forgotten, over them was built the magnificent Roman mausoleum from the 3rd c. Which is fully preserved. Many centuries after that, a Croatian fort with loop-holes near the top was built, which today houses the island’s collection of its resistance history. This wall, each stone, from the Neolithic to the present day, is a testimony of the interwined cultures and ethnic groups of Brač. This rare and yet obvious and palpable following indication of different cultures and the peoples is found everywhere throughout the island.
EXCURSION TO HVAR
During the tourist season, there are daily excursions to Hvar. You can spend your leisure time while in city of Hvar by visiting sites in the town and its surroundings. Hvar’s theatre (and Arsenal) is one of the first municipal theatres in Europe. It was founded in 1612. Erected on the ancient Arsenal (a space used for repairing of galleons, and a storage of various seafaring tools). The theatre’s exterior is mostly preserved in its original form. The interior architectonics is from the 19th century.
SHOPING IN SPLIT
The all-day trip to Split. The largest city in Dalmatia set up in the 3 rd c. when the Roman emperor Diocletian built there his palace, a centre of the future city. Let us visit the Diocletian’s palace, the most famous and the best preserved Roman building in Croatia, the St Duje cathedral, which was erected at the time when the palace was built, as a mausoleum of the emperor Diocletian, and in the 7th c. it was turned into the cathedral – the main and the open area of the Diocletian’s palace, the Gallery of Ivan Meštrović, museums… Let us walk on the Split city quay and see ourselves as the participants of those glorious centuries whose traces we walk on. In the center of Split there are lot of famous fashion store like: Diesel, Replay, Hugo Boss, Furla, Nolita, Tommy Hilfiger, Miss Sixty, Vic Matié, Top Shop, Benetton, Sisley, Fornarina, Bata, Lacoste, Picard, Camper… for shoping.