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Address: west end, Bol, Brac Island, Croatia

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This is a very special place. It takes a bit of getting to by foot but it is well worth it when you get there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a very special place. It takes a bit of getting to by foot but it is well worth it when you get there.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

So we did not go into the Monastery - the man we woke as we stumbled through the gate told us we needed to wait 10 mins and the tour we could hear was in German so given we are English and only speak English we opted to keep walking to the beach. However the walk is amazing - it's... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We arrived at the monastery about half an hour after closing time so I can't comment about what's inside. We knew it closed quite early (unfortunately) but wanted to avoid walking in the afternoon heat. Nevertheless, we enjoyed finding our way in a map along the macadam road leading through the forests and then walking from the little improvised parking... More 

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Salamanca, Spain
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28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This place is mentiont in every guide as if it was something really special. I don't know, it's just a house in the middle of rocks. But my parents liked it. You can't access it by car, so you have to walk for about 2 hours - the walk was more interesting than the old monastery.

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This place is almost dream like. It looks like it just came out of a Hobbit kingdom of Elves. But be prepared. It takes a while to reach it and it's exclusively by foot. If you're aiming to descend all the way to the beach, it will take you a day of walking there and back. But it's a day... More 

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Lee, United Kingdom
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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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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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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