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Sveta Nedelja

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Sveta nedelja (Holy Sunday - the Slavic name of the town) is located on the southern shore of the island of Hvar. This place was inhabited since the Neolithic age. The archaeologists found in the vicinity of the cave, which was kept by the prehistoric people as a shelter.

First Light-Week is mentioned in 1301 as one of the parishes of the Archdiocese of Zagreb. And now the main attraction of the Sveta nedelja parish Church of the Holy Trinity, located on a hill in the city centre. Church in Baroque style was built of stone and brick, its ceiling richly decorated with stucco. The exact date of construction is unknown, but experts believe that the establishment of the parish can be attributed to 1501. Not preserved chapel of Peter, in fact, erected as a mausoleum for Peter III. During the rebuilding of the Church building in 1783 the chapel was demolished. In the first half of the 18th century Holy Trinity Church has expanded to accommodate choirs. The current appearance of the Church is defined by the side altar with a statue of the Mother of God, the stone pulpit of the 17th century and on, established in 1800.

Near the parish Church of the Holy Trinity is the chapel of SV. Rock. It was first mentioned in 1668. The chapel is built in Baroque style, and has a rectangular shape. Special artistic value of the chapel. Rock gives an impressive altar made of wood, covering the entire wall of the temple.

In the chapel of St. Mary Magdalene is the altar, the only one preserved in its original form, it is decorated with five sculptures, and paintings of the blessed virgin Mary in Attica. To get to the chapel. Mary Magdalene from the center of the world-Week in the promenade which stretches along the entire city.

Castle Kerestinec in the Renaissance style was built by the family Erdodi. Its construction began in 1576. The two-storey building of rectangular plan with cylindrical corner towers and an open arcaded corridor on the back side was reconstructed in the 18th and 19th centuries, and has been carefully restored in the early 20th century.

Today's Light-Week - a very picturesque place, which is famous for producing red wines of high quality. Here is a beautiful pebble beach and spectacular climbing routes, which attract lovers of extreme sports.