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Blaca

west end, Bol, Brac Island, Croatia
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Bol
Type: Historic Sites
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Perhaps the best thing to do in Brac! We parked the car after a 5 km dirty road (very well signaled, but it seems it never ends..) and then took the path to the monastery. Once we arrived (it took 30 minutes with children; do not forget good shoes!) we visited it with a guided tour, which is the only... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Expect to walk for 35 minutes... after that you get to this amazing place no one would think off! the monks stayed there for 400 years! talk about persistence and resilience! The last monk died in 1963 and was a renowned astronomer. Expect to be amazed by the living conditions. Notice: no photos allowed. Take the pictures with your eyes,... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We went there organised with boat Frane that sails from centre of Bol. Boat trip is one hour long, and you also visit military tunnel. Price for adults is I thing 16 euro, and for children half of it. When boat gets you to the beach you need to walk around 2 kilometres to get to monastery. It is not... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is something you should visit or by yourself if you like a little adventures or organized. This whole island is like a small paradise with a numerous gems and attractions. This is a really must see if you have to choose and do not have enough time to see all of them.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What a fascinating building ... Full of history & fascinating stories. You just can't imagine - why and how people created this perfect place in the middle of nothing. In a way it is great that it takes a good half of an hour to get there (be prepared for a steep path & probably sun and heat!) ... so... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Well worth a vist as the location is stunning and the monastery itself is fascinating. Be warned though if you come by boat it's a tough steep walk not made any easier by the heat.

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Bitburg, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

If you arrive by car or bike, be prepared for a long ride down a long dirt road to get to the parking area. Just follow the signs. From the parking area you have a 2.5 km walk. If by boat, you will have a 30 minute walk from the port. It is worth it.

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Viborg, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Beautifuk and interesting and one should definately pay for a tour round the building. But be aware of the walk to Blaca, it is a hard walk back for especially children when it is hot. Bring lots of water. It is a shame that there is no cafe or restaurant there. It would be nice if you could buy a... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We took the boat from Bol harbour and really enjoyed the half hour hike up to the monastery. When we were there we had to wait about an hour for our tour but it was worth the wait, Facsinating insight into local history. Although you can buy water at the monastery it is worth taking your own refreshments,

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Galway, Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

After a 20 min approach walk from a car park that was 3km down a dirt road, you approach a high rocky gorge, and on the left side wall is the old convent, full of history and intrigue. For 40 kn you get a guided tour too see the many books, telescopes, the old school, and a grand piano! All... More

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