Vrboska, a small town and harbour on the northern coast of the island of Hvar, lies in a picturesque, deep cove surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and a forest of pine...
VRBOSKA, a town and harbour in a narrow and deeply indented bay on the central part of the northern coast of the island of Hvar. Main occupations are farming, viniculture, olive growing, fishing, fish processing and tourism. The cove is enclosed by a forest of pine.
Vrboska, a small town and harbour on the northern coast of the island of Hvar, lies in a picturesque, deep cove surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and a forest of pine. It has a long tradition in fishing, presented in the Fishing Museum. The fortified church, which offers a wonderful view on the surroundings and the open sea, represents a unique monument.
Various accommodation facilities - hotels, apartments, campsites, fine restaurants and bars, as well as sports and recreation opportunities attract many visitors to Vrboska. Cultural events and entertainment are organized during the tourist season.
Vrboska was founded in the 15th century by the inhabitants of Vrbanj. The town is divided into two parts - Pjaca in the east and Padva in the west. The typical Dalmatian folk architecture is interspersed with several urban houses from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. The fortified church of St. Mary, one of the rare monuments of that kind in Dalmatia, was built in the centre of the town in 1580.
The parish church of St. Lawrence was erected in the 16th century; it assumed its present aspect during the Baroque period. The main altar is decorated with a polyptych by Paolo Veronese, made between 1571 and 1579, while the altar to the right features Our Lady of the Rosary, a work by Leandro Bassano. The church holds a collection of the paintings dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries. The church of St. Peter from 1469 lies on the eastern part of the town; the statue of a saint from the front, a work by a Renaissance master of the circle of Nicholas of Florence, was transferred to the parish church.
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