Blaca Monastery and Hermitage


This amazing place built in stone was founded by hermits who fled the Ottoman Empire from the mainland to the Dalmatian islands in the 16th century.

Diligent hands have made caves and barren land a fertile valley which brought them great wealth that they have invested in the development of the monastery.

In addition to imposing buildings with a rich inventory, they had a school, printing house, archive, library and a world-famous observatory.

The collapse of the Blaca Monastery began with the death of governor Don Nikola Miličević in 1963.

Today, visitors can enjoy the amazing views, the observatory and the museum that are open during the season every day except Monday.

Blaca can be reached from two directions. From the north via road to Vidova Gora where one part of the road must be walked and from the south on foot (45-minute walk) from Popova Vala.

This is a must-see place on the island of Brač but be sure to bring enough water on your way there.

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Amazing facts about Blaca Monastery and Hermitage

Opening hours

The Monastery is open all year round except Mondays from 9:00 am. From June 16 to September 15 closing time is 17:00h. After this date, the closing time is 15:00h. Be sure to arrive at least one hour before closing time.

Entrance fee

Adults fee is 40 HRK and kids aged up to 14 years pay 10 HRK.

Important notes

Sportswear and sports footwear are strongly recommended. Bring your own refreshing drink or water.



Nerežišća is the old capital of the island where the Brač Rector used to govern the whole island.
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