St. Mary's Church

Vrboska, Croatia

One of the most significant monuments of the island of Hvar is definitely the fortified church in Vrborska, 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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