St. Mary's Church

Vrboska, Croatia

One of the most significant monuments of the island of Hvar is definitely the fortified church in Vrboska, erected in 1571, after the Turkish attack on the location of an older church that originated in 1465.

The church has the shape of a fort with an observation post and a loop-hole and from its top there is a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding places and fields. The church preserves valuable works of Stefan Celesti, Antonio Sciuri, Giuseppe Alabardi, Marko Rašica and Celestin Medović.

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Founded: 1571
Category: Religious sites in Croatia

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www.visit-hvar.com

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Pedja Ivkovic (3 years ago)
Maybe most famous landmar, and certainly most famous monument in Vrboska. Church is not open always, and when it is its open from somewhere around 10am-12am and from 19:30-21:00pm Thicket are 15kn (~2e) There are some interesting graffiti in the tower next to the stairs from many years ago (some from the beginig of 20 cenury)
Irena Knez (3 years ago)
Tradition in the small town on the beautiful island
Konrad Röpke (5 years ago)
Great view on the harbor and the inner city. Impressive architecture that shows the transformation of a church into a fortress.
andrej miladinovic (5 years ago)
Interesting building with a great view from the roof
Nenad Medak (5 years ago)
Interesting building!
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