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Povlja Island Brac Croatia

Povlja CroatiaPovlja is a village in the cove bearing the same name on the north-eastern coast of the island Brac with population 393. Chief occupations are farming, growing of vines and olives, fishing and tourism. The surrounding coves Travna, Smokvica, Ticja Luka and Tatinja feature nice beaches.

Povlja history

The remains from the early Christian period include parts of a basilica (5th-6th c.), which has been partly preserved up to the roof. The octagonal baptistery with a cupola is today an integral part of the parish church. The church also features partly preserved frescoes from the same period. In the 12th century, the baptistery was converted into a church by the Benedictines and in the 18th and the 19th centuries naves and chapels were added to it. Next to the church are the parts of the monastery and defence towers, restored in 1551 and 1559.


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Povlja sport & fun

Povlja is surrounded by numerous nice coves as nowhere else on the island Brac. The Povlja bay is also a very safe harbour for boaters. The remains of the early Christian basilica are a true rarity. Athletes and recreation enthusiasts may enjoy football and tennis, as well as water sports, swimming, yachting and windsurfing.



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