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Pučišća, the stone town

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Once you visit the Croatian seaside, no matter where you are, you could swear that you are in the most beautiful place. That's how the Adriatic coast is like. It gives you the beauty wherever you are. But then, you realize that there is even more beautiful place than that. And after that, next one is even more beautiful... Until you reach Pučišća the stone town. Every picture you take here will be better than the previous one, every corner will be more charming than the street behind you.

Coast of Pučišća;  Photo © credits: Dreamer4787
Coast of Pučišća; Photo © credits: Dreamer4787
Pučišća
Pučišća
Pučišća, Croacia

A witness of past centuries

Pučišća is located in the small bay on the northern part of Brač island. Even this small town had a very interesting past. Many towers along the coast were involved in defense of the city. . At one moment this place had fifteen towers. From this period (Middle Ages), Pučišća has another name - The Port of towers. Moro Palace and Castle Žuvetić are beautiful, and they witness of the Renaissance times. Walking down the path along the coast, you will find a small beautiful church Saint Cyprian.

Pučišća, the look to the city;  Photo © credits: pkazmierczak
Pučišća, the look to the city; Photo © credits: pkazmierczak
Saint Cyprian church Pučišća
Saint Cyprian church Pučišća
Castle Žuvetić
Castle Žuvetić

A town in the stone

Stone is the symbol of Brač Island. Nearby Pučišća, there are three quarries, and the stone varies in its creamy white colors. You will notice that this stone is like a tradition in Pučišća. Everywhere you turn, almost every building is made from that stone. It looks like the whole town is carved in stone or that the whole town is a model made for an exhibition. You will walk down the path covered with stone cubes that are the same size, and it looks like every piece is placed there very carefully, by hand. The town has its amazing white color thanks to this stone - you will feel you are in the middle of a museum. Thanks to the stone, the town even has a long tradition of stone carving, and they even have a school, Sculpting Academy Pučišća, where you can learn and develop this kind of skill. The tradition of stone carving is cherished since the Renaissance in the same way and with the same tool as it was at the very beginning. You can visit the exhibition of stone belfries by Josip Radić, the replicas of many churches of Dalmatia, made of stone from Brač.

Fun fact: Since the Brač is the island rich in stone, the White House in Washington, USA and the Parliament in Budapest, Hungary were built partly of the stone from Brač.

Stone carving;  Photo © credits: RossHelen
Stone carving; Photo © credits: RossHelen
Sculping Academy Pučišća
Sculping Academy Pučišća
The exhibition of stone belfries by Josip Radić
The exhibition of stone belfries by Josip Radić
Pučišća, Croacia

Summer festivals in Pučišća

In Pučišća, several summer festivals are held, of which the most popular one is for sure the International summer music school Pučišća that takes place during July and August. During that period, in the whole town and surroundings, you can hear music coming from the center of the this white Brač's town. 

This breathtaking town will literally blow your mind, and you will not want to go home anymore. The story of Pučišća is quite a unique one. So, come and explore the stone town on Brač island. 


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Marko Radojević

Marko Radojević

I am Marko, 28 years old, from Croatia. Travel, languages and nature enthusiast, lover and explorer. I share about my beautiful country.

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