Mirca - Tourist guide

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Mirca, is a small place on the central Dalmatian island of Brac, 3 km north of Supetar on the island's main road towards Sutivan. It has a traditional Mediterranean rural ambience. The inhabitants traditionally cultivate fruit and grapevine. The old part of this village is situated to the south of the main road. Mirca is mainly turned towards the estates in the backround and it is only recently that it has stretched towards the sea near which in the past stood only the cemetery and the vineyards in Mutnik and Vele njive (The Big Fields).

It was founded by the nearby population of Sutivan e Donji Humac in the 16th century. The Berticevic and Brkovic families started raising the parish church in 1579. This former church, dedicated to Our Lady of Mirca, was enlarged in the second half of the 19th century with some baroque additions that we find in the majority of the churches on Brac. In the church there is an altar painting Pieta, by the Brac painter F. Tironi from 1783 with the emphasized realizm of provincial apprehension. The naive painter from Postire Pavo Gospodnetic painted Ciril e Metod.

There is a new quay in the harbour of Gumanca, a modern olive-mill and many week-end cottages that have already reached as far as the pine-wood and entered some of the recently left vineyards. Mirca is situated on the boundary between rural life and the tourist trade, with the wish to preserve both of them. Mirca is the sentimental love of the greatest Croatian poet Tin Ujevic

This part of the coastline has countless pebble beaches surrounded with pine trees where even the youngest family members can safely play in the shallow waters. Mirca is ideal for a quiet family holiday due to the vicinity of Supetar, the island's main ferry port, and the well preserved nature. We also recommend it to those interested in the traditional way of life on the island of Brac. Do not fail to visit this nearby tourist destinations like Supetar, Sutivan, Bol and Milna, monastery Blaca Desert and climb Vidova gora - the highest peak on the Adriatic islands, from where a superb view reveals itself on the dalmatian islands,with Zlatni rat - famous beach near Bol, below it.

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