One of Dalmatia’s most unique buildings, the church fortress in Vrboska dominates the picturesque old town. But what is it like inside and how are the views from the top?
Vrboska boasts a well-preserved old town, with a good selection of cafes and restaurants on the waterfront. While away from the water, the most impressive building is the church/fort of St. Mary, which dominates the central square of the old town. It dates from the 16th century and was constructed by the people of Vrboska as a fortification against the Turks. Recently renovated, its most curious feature is the giant stone triangular fortification which juts out from one corner of the church.
It never seems to be open, however, and many tourists leave the town without having been inside or up on top. So sit back, turn up the volume, and relax for two and a half minutes with this beautifully produced slideshow.