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Address: west end, Bol, Brac Island, Croatia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Pustinja (=hermitage) Blaca: the magnificent work of human hands

Unbelievable building on a rock high above the sea built by people serving to the several eremits (no monks - it is hermitage, not monastery) during three centuries (from 1551... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Psisko B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Unbelievable building on a rock high above the sea built by people serving to the several eremits (no monks - it is hermitage, not monastery) during three centuries (from 1551, when the first three priests came from Omiš for fear of persecution by the Turks). The hermitage had served as an elementary school and an astronomical observatory until 1961; the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The monastery is such a surprise as it appears just as you think you're never going to get there! You shouldn't attempt to go on this trip unless you're a bit fit! Have good walking shoes, the tour is fascinating and the hike back up is pretty steep. But all of the above is so worthwhile. It is closed on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

It was a real hike down (and up afterwards) to this monastry, but very much worth it. The nature and the views are great. We had a guide to give us a tour in the monastry, which was very interesting, impressive and with a nice dose of humour. Don't forget to put on your hiking shoes and to bring water.

Thank Ellen K
Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Highly recommend to visit! To walk there was little bit difficult (2,5 km on the stones downhill from the parking and than 2,5 uphill) and was very warm but to see this place was unforgettable! Entrance fee 40 HRK

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Don't know how we missed the path the first time which is well signed from the car park but did get a good view of the monastery from the wrong path. On the second attempt a slippery 35 minute climb down was rewarded with being greeted by hordes of people arriving from a boat trip below. The organisation for going... More 

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Hoogstraten, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very nice place! The monastery is reachable by sea or by car...Nice walk to get to the monastery! Also, the local guide is giving useful information and is very friendly!

1 Thank Jonathan T
Sutivan, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The monastery Blaca was a hiding place for some monks, and it really looks like that, it's hidden between some cliffs. It has some stunning work of old fashion stone house engineering. The museum part was closed but never the less we enjoyed it. But heads up it is a bit hard walk to get to it, would not suggest... More 

1 Thank Frane B
Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We decided to go and see following all the reviews on the tripadvisor. I should say in advance I am a countryside person and a hunter so I enjoy long walks but this was horrible. We used a car as far as we could on a not so bad dirt road (5,5 km). Then we had to walk downhill on... More 

1 Thank LadislavPetarda
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The history of the priests education and self sufficiency living in place is amazing. There is a fee to get a talking tour through but worth it.

Thank AnnJuneC
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Went on the Blaca trip yesterday. Could have been a good morning but they packed so many on the boat we had to wait in the blistering heat for 1hour 30 mins before getting into Monastery. Which was fairly interesting . 40 mins walk along possibly dangerous crumbly rocky path, tough going for many. Not suitable for little kids or... More 

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