Supetar

Supetar

Supetar is a town on the northern side of the Dalmatian island of Brač, in the Split-Dalmatia County. With a population of 3326, it is the island's largest and fastest-expanding town with dozens of apartments being built every year. It is accessible via a 45 minute ferry ride from Split.
Supetar
Supetar
Supetar
Supetar
Supetar
Supetar
Supetar
Supetar

Supetar is a town on the northern side of the Dalmatian island of Brač, in the Split-Dalmatia County. With a population of 3326, it is the island's largest and fastest-expanding town with dozens of apartments being built every year. It is accessible via a 45 minute ferry ride from Split.

The present settlement of Supetar was founded in the 16th century when people living in Nerežišča, about 8 km inland, began to use it as their harbour. The town's main period of development occurred during the 18th and 19th centuries when Supetar took over from Nerežišča as the administrative centre of the island of Brač.

The Parish church of St. Peter (Sveti Petar) stands on the side of an old chapel which was restored in 1773 in a Baroque architectural style. The church houses paintings by the local artist Feliks Tironi from the second half of the 18th century and a Baroque altarpiece by an unknown Venetian artist of the 18th century.