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.