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The village of Donje Brow is located on the West coast of the island of Kolocep in a cozy Bay. Here ferries from Dubrovnik.

On the island there is about 17 valuable cultural monuments, mostly small churches and chapels Dating from the XVI century. In addition to this, most of the houses in both villages of the island and fortifications are a valuable and very beautiful samples of traditional Croatian architecture. The main attraction of the village of Donje Brow is considered the once majestic fortress, Castio, in the wine cellars which sheltered the entire population of the island (which is about two hundred people) while attacking pirates. The upper fortress is now completely destroyed, but the cellars survived. Their length is 30 meters and width 3 meters.

Over the local Church tower dominates toreta height of 14 meters. The width of each facade is 4 meters. Above the entrance to the tower there is a small window through which the heads of the attackers poured hot oil, resin, etc.

The largest temple on the island is the Church of the assumption of the blessed virgin. It was built in the village of Donje Brow in the XII or XIII century. The current sacred building appeared here in the second half of the XV century. It was erected on the ruins of the previous temple, which was also dedicated to the Dormition of the virgin Mary, as evidenced by the relief mounted above the entrance to the modern Church. From the old Church remained part of the southern facade. The length of the Church without the apse of 6.13 meters, width 5 meters.

The most significant extant local chapels are the chapel of St. Anthony, located near the strengthening of Castio, and the Church of the Holy Trinity in the district of MacOS opposite the Marina in Donje Brow. Holy Trinity Church was built in the XV century Dominican from Dubrovnik.