Povlja is a town on the northeastern side of the island of Brač. With a rich history that dates back to ancient times, proved by archaeological findings at the end of the bay, Povlja is a place that exudes peace and tranquility. It is the ideal place for a family holiday. The Tourist Association of Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board declared Povlja to be the ‘most beautiful tourist town.’ This is due to all the natural beauty of this place, long promenade, cultural and historical sights, a large variety of high-quality dining options and numerous bays with beautiful beaches and clear waters.
Famous Dalmatian specialties such as fresh seafood, good wine and pleasant company, along with good music, nightlife, bars, pizzerias and restaurants. Activities for everyone including a diving school, bike rental, gondola, surfboards, boats and sailboats for day excursions, futsal court and beach volleyball court will satisfy even the most demanding ones!
Among the important cultural sights is also the parish church of St. John the Baptist, a three-aisled basilica which was built in the 5th century. The main altar in the church was built over the early Christian baptistery with fragments of frescoes. The tomb of St. John of Povlja was in the basilica in the Middle Ages. The Venetians took his body and as a kind of trophy kept it in the church of San Giovanni Elemosinario at Rialto (where the hands of St. John of Trogir were exhibited, taken away in 1171 from the ruined cathedral in Trogir). The Benedictine Glagolitic monastery from the 11th century is known for Charter of Povlja (Povaljska listina) and Lintel of Povlja (Povaljski prag), documents written in Bosnian Cyrillic (bosancica).
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