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Brac Skrip

Skrip definitely is not a first or second choice when it comes to spending vacation the island Brac. But it does not mean that you should not take a day from your holiday and visit this tiny settlement and around 150 inhabitants in it. Skrip is the oldest settlement on the whole island and with that fact it holds so much history. The old remains that can be found around the village date back 3000 years, to the period of Romans. Besides its history, inhabitants take pride in their Museum of Olive Oil and highly recommend visiting it.

Rich history of the small town

Long history and amazing culture of an island Brac (Brač on Croatian), and Croatia, is best experienced in the oldest settlement of the island, Skrip (Škrip). This small town with only a bit more than a hundred inhabitants is the heart of the island. It is settled on the hill, around 10 kilometres from the islands centre Supetar and has been there for more than 3000 years. Traces go back to the Illyrians and then later the Romans. It is believed that stone dug in Skrip was used in building the famous Diocletian’s Palace. Ruins tracing back to the Illyrian period are Cyclopean walls around popular Radojkovic’s Citadel. This tower, from the 16th century, is part of the medieval history of Skrip and is home to the Island of the Brac Museum. This museum is considered one of the Croatians most visited museums so you shouldn’t miss a chance to visit it during a vacation on the island. Another belief is that there is, on the lower floor of the tower, Roman mausoleum, where rest the daughter and wife of Emperor Diocletian, Valeria and Priska. Another still standing building from 500 years ago, is the Cerinic family castle on the main square. Next to this fortification is Church of Saint Helena, dating back to the 18th century, done in baroque style. Inside the church, you can see four paintings by Palma the Younger. Yet another legend is that the mother of the great Emperor Constantine was born there, hence the name.

Olive oil museum

Almost everybody living in this city, spends days raising livestock and producing olive oil. They really take pride in their oil, so you should take out a few hours and visit the Olive oil museum in this town. You can learn about the history of olive oil production and how it is made in the traditional way. Besides machines used for oil making machines, there is also an ethnographic collection, as well as sculptures by Dani Martinic and paintings by Hana-Marta Jurcevic Bulic. If you are a lover of olive oil, you can even taste traditional products and, of course, buy your own.

Highlights

  • Working hours of the island of Brac museum is from 8 am to 8 pm, and if you are visiting with children under be sure to ask for cheaper fee for them.
  • A lot of tourists come to Skrip on day trip, by you can also find nice accommodation and spend couple of days on vacation here.
  • If you have acquired a Brac Pass, be sure to use it since you can get extra discount while visiting Olive oil museum.
  • Olive oil museum opens at 9 am and closes at 8 pm, so you do not need to hurry to catch it open.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Working hours of the island of Brac museum is from 8 am to 8 pm, and if you are visiting with children under be sure to ask for cheaper fee for them.
  • A lot of tourists come to Skrip on day trip, by you can also find nice accommodation and spend couple of days on vacation here.
  • If you have acquired a Brac Pass, be sure to use it since you can get extra discount while visiting Olive oil museum.
  • Olive oil museum opens at 9 am and closes at 8 pm, so you do not need to hurry to catch it open.