Pučišća is the biggest settlement on the island Brač, 7 nautical miles away from Split. Pučišća is located on the north shore of the island looking on Brač’s canal and towns Omiš and Makarska. It has around 2000 inhabitants who used to live from stone exploitation and sculpture.
Even now, diligent people of Pučišća still keep the tradition alive; stone processing is brought over from generation to generation and today Pučišća has one of the most famous school for sculptors in this region. The tradition of stone processing is obvious on every corner in this small town – houses are made from stone along with its roofs, blanching towards to the sun in the one of the deepest bays on Brač. Bay itself splits into two smaller bays: Pučiški Dolac and Stipanska luka.
Today Pučišća has developed other industries like cattle-breeding, agriculture and tourism. Tourist offer brings much more than just bluish sea and sunny beaches. Pučišća has a hotel and great accommodation capacity in private sector. Apartments are comfortable and well equipped, gastronomy offer is based on traditional Dalmatian cuisine famous of its meat and fish dishes spiced with autochthon herbs, olive oil and vines Brač is eminent for. Active vacation fans can find facilities and conditions for cycling, surfing, paragliding, water-skiing and diving.
Pučišća is also called port-turret, since Medieval ages decorated the town was by 13 turrets with the most significant Žuvetićeva, Akvilina and castle of family Dešković. First private school was opened in 1516., and the first library in 1868. In the year 1943. Italian army burned the place, but it risen up from the ashes to meet you in peculiar and intimate Dalmatian ambient.