Pučišća is the largest settlement in Brač, with the undisturbed features of the Mediterranean, whose white roofs create a real ambient atmosphere. Situated on the northern coast of the island of Brač, the mild climates are an excellent place to stay all year long.
In Pučišća you can enjoy swimming in the crystal-clear sea, in a beautiful bay, organic food, famous Brac specialties, Brac lamb, homemade wine, top quality olive oil … Pučišća is an ideal place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the beautiful countryside.
Why Pučišća is a Must See Location on Your Croatia Cruise Vacation
If you are a lover of active holidays, in Pučišća, and in the immediate vicinity of the town, ideal conditions for biking, windsurfing, paragliding, sea skiing, diving …
This settlement is accustomed to the impact of carnage in the scrap, to the unruly paddle in the storm, and to the heavy lever and hammer splitting blocks of stone in the quarries of Puč.
Pučišća is a settlement built on stone, stone by stone. With 1706 inhabitants, along with Supetar, they are the largest Brač settlement with unobstructed Mediterranean features, whose white roofs create a real ambient atmosphere.
The people of Pučišća say that their settlement was called Spuzisce because their ancestors descended from the medieval settlements of Strazevnik and Praznica.
The flocks, however, are derived from the immortalized Latin word puteus, which means the well located in present-day Soline, where salt and fresh water are mixed.
At the bottom of Stipanska luka in the harmonious Mediterranean cemetery is the beginning of Pučišća in an early Christian church with a baptistery. The port of Stipan is named after the church of St. Stephen the Martyr.
History and Cultural Heritage of Pučišća
Recent archaeological research and conservation of the church have revealed the apse of an early Christian church dating from the 6th century, with three walled windows, a triumphal arch and traces of frescoes, imitations of marble.
The remains of the walls of the nave of the early Christian church were also discovered. The site of today’s cemetery, in the Middle Ages, was a magnificent Benedictine monastery.
Archaeological sites such as Jupiter’s altar and Roman tombstones testify to Pučišća as a small Roman settlement in Stipan’s harbor.
The construction of the settlement in Pučje cove began sometime after 1420 when the threats of constant attacks by pirates ceased. But not for long. After 1462, the Turks, who ruled the Neretva and the coast, threatened Pucisans, but there was no retreat. The place was already formed, so it was worth thinking about defense. The inhabitants of the town are raising castles.
The first, preserved and restored to date, the citadel of Ciprian Žuvetić in 1467, followed by Aquila, Prodic, Mladinic, Pinesic, Andrijevic-Ivelic, Davidovic, Cipcic, Bokanic, etc.
Thirteen of them, thirteen forts, thirteen beauties, some of which have been preserved until today (eg Ciprian Žuvetić’s castle, next to which is the Renaissance palace, Aquila’s castle and the castle of the Dešković family).
In the Venetian documents of 1600 they are called castrum. It is here that the nucleus of the present settlement was created in the western arm of the bay around the citadel. Pučišće eventually grows into the cultural center of Brač.
Buildings are also very interesting in construction. At the very bottom of the harbor, the first buildings of style construction were created. However the force of law changes. Pressed with constant danger from the sea, defensive castles are being built instead of Renaissance buildings.
The unity and harmony of the defensive buildings, Renaissance forms and Baroque buildings with the ambiences of a rural, difficult character give Pučišće a special charm and color of the Mediterranean settlement.