Under the slopes of Vidova gora, on the southern part of Brač, many priests sought protection from the breach of the Turks during the 15th and 16th centuries. In the Ljubitovica cave, on the steep, rocky slope, two glagolites from nearby Poljica found shelter in 1551.
That’s how the settlement in which, as the years passed, a monastery and a church and various other prominent and less prominent buildings were constructed, was founded. Blaca has grown into a true historic gem which merges into its environment like a chameleon and should be seen by everyone who visits Brač.
Blaca Hermitage is a candidate for UNESCO’s World Heritage Tentative List. In addition to some very interesting buildings, an observatory, a rich collection of old weapons, a library, and a collection of antique clocks can also be found there.