The story of 13 towers of Pučišća

To tell a story of the 13 towers of Pučišća, we must go way back in history, to the first settlements in Pučišća bay.

To tell a story of the 13 towers of Pučišća, we must go way back in history, to the first settlements in Pučišća bay. Some like to say that the name of Pučišća came from “Spužišće” translating roughly to a place where people “crawled” down to (from Stražišće and Pražnica up on the hill to the bay that Pučišća are today), but it actually came from the Latin word “puteus“, for a “well”. People were gathering and building homes in Soline, Stipanska luka (where the cemetery is today), Rogoj, etc. Pučišća became to resemble a village in the 14th century, but due to many attacks of the pirates from Omiš, many inhabitants would often escape back to the hills. All was starting to look better once the pirate attacks subsided, but not for long.

After 1462., the Turks came. However, this time, people of Pučišća didn’t want to back down, so they started building towers as defense mechanisms.

There were 13 of them around the village, and because of them, Pučišća was known as the Port of towers. Instead of building large, beautiful homes in the bay, people of Pučišća were building strong forts with towers and rifle ports. This made it possible for the village to sustain against the attacks. And thank God it did! Today, all 13 of them are forever engraved in the official coat of arms of the Pučišća municipality.

Coat of arms of Pučišća municipality

There are only few of them left. Barba Striš has his fireplace in one, lady Silva a kitchen in the other, so ask them about the details. We’d recommend you take a look at the renewed tower at the entrance to the port, because Barba Matjašić spent a lot of time and energy into renovating it, so it really is worth a look if you manage to catch him. You can even rent out one tower for your vacation!

Stay safe in Croatia – preuzmite nacionalnu oznaku sigurnosti!

Kroz projekt Safe stay in Croatia osmišljeni su protokoli poslovanja i postupanja s korisnicima u svim turističkim i s turizmom povezanim djelatnostima.

Kroz projekt Safe stay in Croatia osmišljeni su protokoli poslovanja i postupanja s korisnicima u svim turističkim i s turizmom povezanim djelatnostima. Potporu u izradi protkola pružila su i vodeća turistička i strukovna udruženja te pružatelji turističkih usluga u Hrvatskoj.

Poslovnim subjektima prijavljenima u projekt Safe stay in Croatia koji jamče poštivanje mjera besplatno se dodjeljuje oznaka Safe stay in Croatia koju će biti istaknuta na gostu vidljivom mjestu.

Oznaka Safe Stay in Croatia dodjeljuje se besplatno dionicima iz hrvatskog turističkog sektora i ostalima koji su dio lanca putovanja, poput prijevoznika, zračnih luka, kolodvora, nautičkih luka i marina, koji se prijave u sustav te ispune prijamni obrazac kojim potvrđuju i jamče poštivanje i provođenje aktualnih zdravstvenih i sigurnosnih preporuka Hrvatskog zavoda za javno zdravstvo. Poštivanje mjera uključenih u protokole nadzire se kroz sustav Ministarstva turizma i sporta, strukovnih udruga u turizmu te samih korisnika koji prijave i komentare mogu poslati putem rubrike Dojmovi na ovoj stranici.

Oznaka Safe stay in Croatia gostima omogućava lakše prepoznavanje destinacija, pružatelja smještaja, prijevoza, turističkih atrakcija i slično koji su usvojili nacionalne i svjetske standarde zdravstvene i higijenske zaštite.  Vidljivo istaknuta oznaka Stay safe in Croatia pruža informaciju svim posjetiteljima da turistički objekt njihovog interesa djeluje prema aktualnim preporukama Svjetskog vijeća za putovanja i turizam te Hrvatskog zavoda za javno zdravstvo.

Više informacija o projektu i preporučenim protokolima po raznim kategorijama možete pronaći u nastavku:








We’re taking you to Hacienda Kridanesa – mosaic of art and creativity!

Enjoy Hacienda Kridanesa, an open-air gallery of interesting and unique stone pieces, made by Neven Drpić.

You probably know by now that Pučišća are worldly known for its bright white stone which contributed to the beauty of many monuments and buildings around the world (how about that Parliament in Budapest?).

But have you ever explored the artistry of Pučišća’s masters of stone, right here, in the heart of it all? Today, we’d like to take you on a sightseeing trip around Hacienda Kridanesa, an open-air gallery of interesting and unique stone pieces, made by Neven Drpić.

For more than three decades, Neven has been shaping stone into tiny works of art, either souvenirs or intricate decoration.

For many years, I produced souvenirs, and lately, I have been turning more and more towards the art and stone processing for assembly, as well as assembly itself.

Neven Drpić, obrt Mozaik

Some of the created items (and there are more than 2000 in total!) are on display at Neven’s hacienda Kridanesa, located just 50 meters below the roundabout (fourth exist if you’re coming from the direction of Supetar), towards Tolia.

For the past few years, Neven has been adding approximately 5 new art pieces each year, to his gallery, and they are not lacking in creativity. Could you imagine having a hat like this at home?!

You’d be advised to wear it at your own risk, but it would definitely be a great conversation starter, wouldn’t it? (:

We wouldn’t want to spoil the sightseeing for you, so we’ll just post a few more pictures to tickle your imagination, and if you’d like to see these (and many more!) interesting pieces for yourself or maybe order some, feel free to contact Neven and arrange a visit.

P.S. Scroll to the end to see our favorite piece ❤

And this one really caught our attention: a game of Ludo, or as we call it here in Croatia – čovječe, ne ljuti se (man, don’t get mad). How amazing is this?! Four different types of Brač stone, used as game pieces, on a game board in shape of island Brač. We love it, and can’t wait to see what else Neven will come up with! How about you?

Here’s what you need to know about the sacral heritage of Pučišća

The biggest and for many the most beautiful monument in Pučišća is the parish church of St. Jerolim’s

One of the first things you’ll notice when hitting that corner and entering the center of Pučišća, is the impressive belfry of the parish church of St Jerolim, standing tall and proud above the village, reminding you of the long and rich history of this place.

It was built in 1566 and renovated as well as and enlarged two centuries later (in 1750), which is why it has many baroque features. The wooden relief, of St. Jerolim kneeling and hitting his breast with a rock, which dominates the main altar, as well as the woodcarving of St. Ante’s (Anthony’s) altar, are a great example of the mastery of Dalmatian woodcarving at the end of the 16th century. One of the most valuable paintings in the parish church, if not the best of all, is that of the St. Roko, painted in the workshop of Palma Junior. You may also find The Black Lady icon to be a very interesting piece of sacred art – she was created in the Skopos monastery on the island of Zakynthos.

While you’re enjoying the interior of this magnificent church, don’t forget to turn around and look up, to enjoy the size and sound of the church organ and its pipes, built by Gaetano Moscatelli, in 1793.

The parish house in Pučišća is also a place of safeguarding the important artifacts of history of this place and Croatia as well – here you can find The Chart of Povlja (Povaljska listina), as well as many valuable documents dating from 1566 and a manuscript belonging to the local historian Andrija Cicarelli. There are also the mass garments dating from 1629, as well as church decoration from various historical periods.

To see three historical layers mix, visit St Stjepan (Stephen’s) Church, located in the local cemetery. The oldest part of this church was built back in 6th century. Five hundred years later, the Old Croatian church was built just above the Early Christian basilica, and between 1603 and 1791, first the Benedictine and them the Augustine monasteries were built next to the church.

Across the sea, on the other side of the bay, a small Renaissance church, called Our Lady of Batak (Gospa na Batku), was built in 1467. During the feast of the Assumption, when procession reaches this church, you’ll see the altar boys climbing to ring the bells. This was the first parish church in Pučišća, back in 1566. There’s also one interesting legend connected with this church, but more on that some other time 😉

St Juraj’s church is the first church you’ll pass by when arriving to Pučišća. That is, if you arrive by road. It is located on the hill called Bračuta on the western side of Pučišća, back in the 13th century. You can see it from the road, and the sight of it means you’re close to your destination. It is notable for the relief of Saint Jura with the saints, as well as killing a dragon, which was carved in the school of Andrija Aleši. If you decide to take a hike to the church, you’ll also see the remains of houses of hermits, who were custodians of the church.

There’s also one church on Dubrova, that of St Duje, built in 18th century by the notable family Vranjican, and remains of baroque style of architecture and painting may be seen inside.

Tucked between the house, hard to find if you’re looking for it, but an amazing surprise when you stumble upon it by accident, it the St Lucija’s Church, shown below, built by Ivan Nikola Žuvetić built, on Ratac in 1563.

St. Roko’s Chapel was built in 1603 by the Mladineo family. Juraj Mladineo, the Venice’s galley governor, renovated and extended the chapel in 1686. Above the altar are the wooden statues of Saint Roko and other saints.

Next to the roundabout, there’s a small chapel, the youngest church in Pučišća, called colloquially Gospe Lurdske, built in 1906. Inside, there’s a cave with a statue of Holy Mary.

Lastly, there’s one more church in Pučišća, St Nichola’s church next to the lighthouse, built in 1854. After the lighthouse was built, it was used as a storage, but it was renovated in 2006. and the altar shaped like the half of the traditional boat of Brač – bracera, was put in.

Based partly on the book “Pučišća, pjesma u kamenu” written and published by the students of the elementary school of Pučišća.

Kako obračunati turističku članarinu

Donosimo vam sve što morate znati o obračunu turističke članarine, sa primjerima obračuna!

Obračun turističke članarine potrebno je dostaviti Poreznoj upravi do 15. siječnja 2021. godine, a s obzirom na veliki broj upita o tome kako to napraviti, u nastavku donosimo sve što morate znati o obračunu turističke članarine! Ovo se odnosi i na iznajmljivače i na one koji se bave turizmom i s turizmom povezanim djelatnostima.

Obračun turističke članarine za iznajmljivače

Iznajmljivači obračun podnose nadležnoj poreznoj upravi (u našem slučaju, onoj u Supetru) na obrascu TZ2. Ukoliko imate razinu 3 ili višu za pristup sustavu ePorezna, obrazac možete ispuniti i podnijeti i online. Ako nemate, u nastavku preuzmite obrazac, isprintajte ga, popunite i osobno dostavite poreznoj upravi u Supetru.

Prema novom Zakonu o članarinama u turističkim zajednicama (NN 25/19) i Pravilniku o godišnjem paušalnom iznosu članarine (NN 14/20), članarina se plaća u paušalnom iznosu, prema sljedećim osnovicama:

stalni ležaj (krevet)4522,50
pomoćni ležaj22,500
kamp ili kamp odredište8040
objekt za robinzonski turizam8040
stalni ležaj (krevet) na OPG-u3015
pomoćni krevet na OPG-u150
kamp na OPG-u6030
robinzonski smještaj na OPG-u6030

Međutim, zbog pandemije COVID-19, iznajmljivači su oslobođeni plaćanja paušala članarine TZ za pomoćne krevete u 2020. godini, a iznos za stalne ležajeve je umanjen za 50%. Iznosi koje je potrebno upisati u obrazac TZ 2 nalaze se u trećem stupcu gornje tablice, COVID.

U nastavku donosimo primjer ispunjenog obrasca TZ2, odnosno obračuna članarine za iznajmljivače.


Članarinu turističkoj zajednici možete plaćati u punom iznosu ili obročno, u tri jednaka iznosa. U primjeru gore, naveli smo da će Ana Anić plaćati članarinu obročno, u tri jednaka iznosa od 90 kuna. S obzirom da se najčešće ne radi o velikom iznosu, predlažemo da članarinu platite odjednom, kako ne bi bilo kašnjenja i zateznih kamata.

Obračun turističke članarine za subjekte koji ostvaruju prihod od usluga u turizmu ili povezanih s turizmom

Ovisno o djelatnostima vašeg obrta i/ili tvrtke, obvezni ste obračunati turističku članarinu, sukladno stopi za skupinu u kojoj se nalazi vaša djelatnost. Popis svih djelatnosti koje su obvezne plaćati turističku članarinu pronađite na ovoj poveznici.

Prva skupina0,16150
Druga skupina0,12920
Treća skupina0,09690
Četvrta skupina0,03230
Peta skupina0,01938

Napominjemo da je došlo do izmjena stopa koje se odnose na obračun članarine za 2021. godinu, te su one nešto niže (možete ih vidjeti ovdje), ali se za porezno razdoblje od 1. siječnja do 31. prosinca 2020. primjenjuju stope iz starog zakona, koje smo naveli u tablici.

U nastavku donosimo primjer ispunjavanja obrasca TZ1, odnosno obračuna članarine za subjekte koji ostvaruju prihod od usluga u turizmu ili povezanih s turizmom.


Kako platiti turističku članarinu

Turistička članarina se plaća lokalnoj TZ, dakle, Turističkoj zajednici općine Pučišća. U nastavku donosimo podatke za plaćanje:


Model: 67 i poziv na broj: OIB iznajmljivača

Opis plaćanja: Plaćanje turističke članarine za 2020. godinu

Ako vam je oba objava koristila, ili mislite da može još nekome pomoći, slobodno je podijelite! Hvala što nas pratite.


Pravilnik o godišnjem paušalnom iznosu članarine za osobe koje pružaju ugostiteljske usluge u domaćinstvu i na obiteljskom poljoprivrednom gospodarstvu i o obrascima TZ za plaćanje članarine turističkoj zajednici

Pravilnik o paušalnom oporezivanju djelatnosti iznajmljivanja i organiziranja smještaja u turizmu

Zakon o članarinama u turističkim zajednicama (novi)

Zakon o članarinama u turističkim zajednicama (stari)

Building the Christmas magic in Pučišća

Each year, the nativity scene in Pučišća’s parish church is being hand made by local craftsmen and stonemasons.

Each year, the nativity scene in Pučišća’s parish church is being hand made by local craftsmen and stonemasons, representing hours and hours of dedication, hard work and love carved into the final product.

If Jesus had been born on Brač, it wouldn’t have taken them long to seek refuge“, says Marko Eterović Hoje, this year’s leader of the building process. And this couldn’t be more true! The art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniques are already inscribed into UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and Brač is a perfect example of why that is – with so many drywalls (suhozid), shepherd’s habitats (bunje) and stacks (gomile) around the island, testifying of centuries of hard work, knowledge transfer and patience for this scarce land.

Answering the invitation of nun Danijela Mihić, Marko gathered friends and fellow craftsmen and got down to work, on this year’s edition of nativity scene which represents a bit of all that Pučišća are, honoring the art of stone and this tradition which is beginning to fade, once again. In his idea of nativity scene, Jesus would be born in a traditional stone shelter, used by shepherds throughout the long history of island Brač. These structures were always made in perfect harmony with the environment and the technique exemplifies a harmonious relationship between human beings and nature*

Enjoy these images and feel a bit of the Christmas magic in Pučišća! Photos were taken by Milan Kalilić Trife, who also helped built it.

Maslinari, priključite se akciji “Bročko uje za vridne jude”!

Poštovani maslinari, s obzirom da se bliži vrijeme darivanja, pokrenuta je humanitarna akcija kojom bi Bračani donirali svoje maslinovo ulje Kliničkim bolničkim centrima u Hrvatskoj, odnosno vrijednim ljudima koji u njima rade, pogotovo u ovim izazovnim vremenima pandemije COVID – 19.

Ukoliko želite sudjelovati u ovoj humanitarnoj akciji, molimo vas da količinu vašeg maslinovog ulja koju želite donirati, donesete u bilo koju od samoposluga u tri naselja općine Pučišća, ili u turističke zajednice ostalih općina i grada Supetra, od ponedjeljka 30. studenog 2020. do petka 4. prosinca 2020.


Poželjno bi bilo da ambalaža bude staklena, no nije nužno. Minimalna količina je 1l,a na Vama je odluka koliko želite i možete donirati. Na ambalažu napišite ime Vašeg OPG / Vaše ime kako bio znali tko je donirao. Bračka djeca će nacrtati prigodne etikete/čestitke koje će biti obješene na boce i napisati ručno na njih od koga je donirano ulje u toj boci.

Nakon završenog prikupljanja, maslinovo ulje će se distribuirati po Kliničkim bolničkim centrima u Hrvatskoj, a o točnim odredištima i količinama ćete biti naknadno informirati. Neka bračko maslinovo ulje donese radost i uljepša blagdane svima koji se brinu za naše zdravlje te svima koji će na žalost i ove blagdane provesti odvojeni od svojih najbližih. Od srca hvala!

Za više ovakvih sjajnih akcija, pratite Tjedan Bračkih pupoljaka!

Postani klesarski tehničar!

Klesarska škola raspisuje novi Natječaj za obrazovanje odraslih i prekvalifikaciju za školsku godinu 2020./2021.

Važna obavijest za sve one koji žele postati klesarski tehničari, a već su završili neko drugo četverogodišnje srednjoškolsko obrazovanje – Klesarska škola raspisuje novi Natječaj za obrazovanje odraslih i prekvalifikaciju za školsku godinu 2020./2021.

Zainteresirani se na Natječaj mogu prijaviti od 14. do 18. prosinca 2020. godine, unutar radnog vremena tajništva Klesarske škole, od 8 do 13 sati. Na prijavu je potrebno doći osobno i priložiti dokumente koji su spomenuti u tekstu Natječaja. Svi se podaci (natječaj, obrazac za prijavu i cjenik programa) nalaze na poveznici:

Za detalje i pitanja možete kontaktirati Školu na broj 021/633-114 ili poslati e-mail na adresu

Ako znate nekoga koga bi ovakav natječaj zanimao, molimo Vas da podijelite objavu ili im javite za natječaj usmenim ili nekim drugim putem.