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Blaca

west end, Bol, Brac Island, Croatia
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Bol
Type: Historic Sites
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Lee, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Dont be a fool like me, didn't check it wasn't open on Monday (might be open for groups, but not for "normal public"). We hiked up from the beach nearby (we were dropped off by the boat from Bol) and rather annoyed man(I presume his was a guide for a pre booked tourist group) slammed a door on my face... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Brac is a beautiful island, and the trip to Blaca is something I definitely would like to repeat! Great to see all the vineyards and secluded beaches during the boat trip from Bol, nice hike up the canyon to the monastery, interesting guided tour, so much to see, and lovely to swim in the bay after the hike back. We... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If there is something to be absolutely seen on Brac, this is this site. You have to merit the visit, coming either from the top (car) or from the bottom (by boat), you have to walk to the site (and back). In either way, it is around 30 min. walk. The story of this dynasty of monks is fantastic: developing... More

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We took a day trip by ferry to this remote inlet where we swam in solitude and then hiked up to the mountain top to a hermitage/ monestary built in the 14 c. What a gem, what a find!!! We'll worth the 1/2 hr. Walk up to see the museum & church! So glad we decided to visit!!!

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Brescia, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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14 helpful votes 14 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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9 helpful votes 9 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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4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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