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Blaca Hermitage (protected landscape)

Hermitage of Blaca is unique monument on the Croatian coast. It was hermitage of the Glagolitic Order (Glagoljica – ancient alphabet) raised on the steep cliff. Blaca were established by Glagolitic priests from Poljica that fled to island of Brac running away from the Ottomans. In 1552. they established monastic community and in 1570 they got permission from the bishop to raise monastery and church. They produced wine, honey and other cultures - by time they became very powerful and rich. Wealth of the priests provided them to become world-wide known astronomic observatory. Furniture of Blaca monastery is also very attractive, the church was restored following the baroque patterns. There is collection of ancient weapons, old watches and rich library. They had also printing-office of their own.

Blaca Hermitage, Brac Island>