If you ask any resident of Brač what Sutivan is famous for, you will get a unanimous answer - a cat in the bell tower!
Today, the story of this legend is revealed by the sculpture of the Girl with the Cat sitting on the seafront and pointing to the bell tower where the sculpture of the cat is. The sculpture and the legend have become an integral part of the town's cultural heritage.
A woman was cooking an octopus, but she had no onions. She went to borrow from a neighbour but left the house door open.
The octopus came out of the pot and tried to escape to the sea, but the cat found it and tried to eat it. So the octopus ran to the bell tower followed by the cat.
At that moment, a steamboat full of passengers came by and they started shouting: "Cat in the bell tower! There is a cat in the bell tower!"
When they heard that shouting, the locals thought they were mocking the sound of the new church bell. So they got so angry that they threw stones at the steamboat to stop passengers from mocking them.