Where to stay in Pučišća?

So, you’ve read our post about 7 reasons to visit Pučišća as soon as you can, and now you’re looking for a place to stay? Don’t worry, we have it covered!

Just browse the STAY section of our website, click on the image of the place you like, and there it is – all you need to know about the accommodation: how much people can it take, how far from the sea it is, can you smoke, can you bring your pet, etc.

If you have any more questions, there’s a simple contact form which leads you straight to the owner of the accommodation you’re interested in!

Feel free to contact them without any obligation and we hope you struck up a great deal, so we can see you in Pučišća as soon as possible! This is what a contact form looks like.


Honey, let’s go get some honey in Gornji Humac!

The village of Gornji Humac is situated inland and is one of the oldest and most prominent places in the history of the island.

The village of Gornji Humac is situated inland and is one of the oldest and most prominent places in the history of the island. The inhabitants are mostly beekeepers or they do livestock farming, as well as cutting and selling timber. Gornji Humac is more than 8 centuries old – it was created by Neretvian people that arrived on the island in the 12th century.

There are a couple of important, very important things to know about this village, so listen carefully – you must must must get yourself some honey! And cheese. And vitalac (explaining what this really is we will leave for some other time). Taverns in Gornji Humac offer great homemade food, with locally sourced produce and accompanied with local wine. Ok, we’ve covered the basics, now on to some other important things to do and see, while you’re here.

Gornji Humac is proud of their 17th-century church of St. Nicholas and a statue of the saint made by acclaimed Croatian sculptor, Juraj Dalmatinac. Inside, you may see a triptych of St. Michael killing the dragon, the Virgin with the child and St. Nicholas. Very beautiful is a local cemetery if you don’t mind visiting the dark side a bit.

If you venture out on a stroll around the village, you just might stumble upon some medieval remains of old settlements Mošuja and Dubravice, and others. Did you know that the name of this village was first mention back in 1250?!

So, if you enjoy exploring the rural architecture, traditions of the island and of course, some tasty traditional food, than you should put Gornji Humac on the map of places to see while on island Brač! Let us know what you liked the most!

Visit Pražnica to see what life was like back in the day

Pražnica is a small inland village and also one of the oldest. It is said that this is where the people of Pučišća descended onto the coast. Today, around 400 people live there, 400 meters above the sea level.

Pražnica is a small inland village and also one of the oldest. It is said that this is where the people of Pučišća descended onto the coast. Today, around 400 people live there, 400 meters above sea level. 

It is one of the most traditionally preserved places on the island, showing off its rich tradition of farming as well as traditional housing – there are many small cottages and sheds built around houses, to shelter animals during winter.

If you love diving into the rich cultural background, you must visit the religious sights Pražnica has to offer.

The first must-visit stop is the local cemetery, ‘Cimatorij’. Then, there’s the chapel where a famous Renaissance stone relief completed in 1467, is being kept.  It is said that this relief came from the workshop of the famous Stonemason  Nicholas Florentine. Finish your religious tour with the Church of All Saints, built in 1638,  where you will find elements of Romanesque-Gothic style from the 17th century.

Then, there is the church of St. Clement which is located in the center of the beautiful cemetery of Straževnik inhabitants, a medieval village that disappeared because of emigration in the 16th century.

But in place of the old Straževnik still stands the church of St. Juraj and the oldest known bell tower in Dalmatia! Walking through the narrow streets of the village you can hear and archaic speech, ancient Brac’s dialect that is still preserved in the everyday speech of its inhabitants. This speech is very different from the standard Croatian language, so neither Dalmatians can understand it!

Make sure you make time in your vacation to visit this place, it’s well worth it!

Dido’s olive miracles

The point of visiting Dido’s little gallery isn’t the olive oil – it’s the olive wood and everything that can be made out of it.

There’s an olive shop called Dido (dee-do), hidden in the little street behind Grikula. It nurtures the clean olive oil by keeping it in wood logs as one would put their baby in a crib. The oil received a lot of gold medals at competitions and its cribs have often been chosen as the best souvenir in olive production. Come and try it!

But, the point of visiting Dido’s little gallery isn’t the olive oil – it’s the olive wood and everything that can be made out of it. Fancy some wooden eyeglasses or perhaps a comb? If you really want a unique gift and not one of those “made in China, bought in Croatia” presents, then this is the place.

Dido makes bags, toys, he restores old furniture, and much much more!

This is actually a phone stand 😀

Their newest handmade piece is a completely restored/reconstructed German hiking backpack from the 60s.

The base of the “heart” of the backpack was retained, while the old textile was completely replaced with leather, which was completely hand-sewn with a double stitch. The outer part of the backpack has details made of the olive wood called Oblica from the island of Brač.


See more about this lovely gallery on their official Facebook page!

Take part in 26th International summer music school Pučišća!

International summer music school Pučišća fills the streets with music all through July and August!

International summer music school Pučišća is one of the longest summer traditions on Brač. July and August are filled with amazing music coming from the center of Pučišća!


Each summer in July and August in Pučišća on the Island of Brač, music courses are held for a range of instruments in classical, jazz and pop music. The duration of each course is ten days. Instructions are delivered by highly qualified musicians from leading music academies and conservatories from Croatia, Europe, the USA, and Russia.


There are no entry requirements for participants in the courses and everyone is welcome to participate regardless of origin, age, and musical ability or knowledge. The courses consist of a combination of individual and group instrumental teaching.


Here is the program of the upcoming workshops in Pučišća, in the summer of 2021!

1-10 JulyPIANOprof. Jakša Zlatar READ BIO REGISTER
11-20 JulyPIANOprof. Tatjana Ognjanović READ BIO REGISTER
CELLOprof. Damir Hamidulin READ BIO REGISTER
DOUBLE BASSprof. Aleksandar Miljković READ BIO REGISTER
CELLOprof. Maria Fernanda Rios Florido READ BIO REGISTER
21-30 JulyPIANOprof. Đuro Tikvica READ BIO REGISTER
VIOLINprof. Evgenia Epshtein READ BIO REGISTER
1-10 AugustPIANOprof. Ivanka Kordić READ BIO REGISTER
HORNprof. Viktor Kiricenkov READ BIO REGISTER
11-20 AugustPIANOprof. Srđan Čaldarović READ BIO REGISTER
21-30 August PIANO prof. Olga Cinkoburova READ BIO REGISTER
PIANO prof. Planinka J. Atić READ BIO REGISTER
FLUTEprof. Karolina Šantl Župan READ BIO REGISTER

About the workshops

International Music School Pučišća for the summer 2021 has organized 9-10-day workshops in the period from July to September on two locations on the island of Brač, Pučišća being the main location, where the most of the workshops are held.

Workshops include classical music, jazz and salsa and singing and musical, with renowned professors and expert musicians in various instruments from all over the world. Each 10-day workshop is planned to have daily individual classes with chosen professor and orchestra classes and also concerts that are held all over Brač.

Before the beginning of the workshop it is recommended for students to arrange with their chosen professor syllabus, individual goals and preferences so they are both prepared for individual classes.

Prices of the workshops


Deadline for registering

Deadline for course reservation extended to July 1st 2021.

Payments are to be made by:

  • postal money order
  • in cash (upon arrival)
  • via bank transfer to the following accounts:

Trg Hrvatskog skupa 10 , 21 412 Pučišća, otok Brač, HRVATSKA
IBAN CODE : HR 30 2360000 1102161457

Ref. International Summer Music School

Note: if paying by a bank transfer, do not forget to mention your name and the purpose of your payment so that the money can be assigned to your account. On your request, school can make bookings for your accommodation.

The festivities of Pučišća

30th of September is our day! Come and celebrate with us!

Each village has its day and on 30th of September, Pučišća is celebrating theirs. The celebration will be packed with activities all over the village, starting at 10 am and lasting the entire day. The activities will include a meeting at the municipality, a festive mass at 5 pm and, to wrap it all up, a night of music and celebration starting at 6 pm.

Come and join us as we take a day to celebrate this beautiful municipality we all love so much.

Sculpting academy – unique in the world!

People from Pučišća live with the stone, off the stone and for the stone. With a centuries-old tradition of masonry, we are proud that we have a stonemason high school – a sculpting academy!

It is often said in Pučišća that people here live with the stone, off the stone, and for the stone. With a centuries-old tradition of masonry, we are proud that we have a stonemason high school – a sculpting academy, which is unique in this part of Europe, but we dare to say – in the world, as well!

In 1906., stone cutting classes took place in Pučišća and Selca, where most of the stone production takes place, and soon, a “School of advanced training in stonemasonry” was established, in 1909.

After the Second World War, stonemasonry on Brač is revived and becomes the strongest economic branch on the island. The first generation in Pučišća was thought the stonemason’s craft in 1946., and the students worked for 6 hours in “Jadrankamen” (stone cutting company), and in the evening they went to school. In 1956., an industrial school was formed, along with a dormitory for students, in Pučišća, since this is where the biggest quarry was.

Since 1991., the training of stonemasons, in now an independent school, was divided into three directions: stonemason technician, stonemason, and surface miner. Stonemasonry technicians attend classes for four years, and after the final exam, they can continue their education at faculties (construction, architecture, mining, art academy, etc.). The training of stonemasons lasts for three years, and after three years of practice, there is the possibility of taking a master’s exam. Training for a surface miner also lasts three years.

Today, this school is attended by students from all over Croatia, but also from neighboring countries. They participate in numerous projects, promoting the school, the craft, the art, and Pučišća in the world.

In 2020., the construction of the new workshop added to the school is underway, making more space for creating works of art, cut in stone.

Pučišća’s stone masters offered to rebuild parts of the Notre Dame cathedral, after the devastating fire. Stonemasons who attended this school have already proven themselves in the restoration of numerous facilities, including churches damaged during the Homeland War in Croatia. Their help would, therefore, be very valuable in the process of restoring Notre Dame.

P.S. Arrange a tour with the school, and you can walk through their amazing workshop, accompanied by one of the Masters of stone crafts. You might get dust all over yourself, but that can be a unique experience as well.

White house or pool house?

So, it has been said many times that the White House in Washington has been built using stones from Pučišća’s quarry. Some documentaries were also made depicting this legend. But, is it really true?

So, it has been said many times that the White House in Washington has been built using stones from Pučišća’s quarry. Some documentaries were also made depicting this legend. But, is it really true? The story goes like this: one Hungarian trader in the times of the Austro-Hungarian Empire allegedly purchased three ships of Brač’ stone and then sold it to the United States of America, to be used for the building of the White House. However, there is no real evidence proving that such a stone is part of the White House. But, since we are very optimistic and lean more towards the story that says the second house in the complex was actually built with Brač stone, we will say – yes. There is some truth to this legend!