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About Brela

History

Many writers locate the old Porphyrogennetos' Berulia, or, more precisely, Brelo, in many locations: today's Brela Gornja, Vrulja, Verulja, near the church of St. Nicola (in the field, on the southern part) or as a little village on the elevation near the seaside and in the vicinity of Vrulja.   The name of the place comes from the springwater, called vrilo or vrelo by the locals, and from vrulja, located under the surface of the sea. Vrelo (springwater) is the spring coming out from the ...

History of tourism

When one speaks about the beginnings of tourism in Brela, it is essential to mention the name of the bishop of the diocese of Makarska - Nikola Bijanković, who was born in Split in 1645, and died in Makarska in 1730, where he was buried in the St Mark cathedral. The bishop has built the oratory of the St Philip Neri Order and the church of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the "Soline" area in Brela. He was also remembered as the great admirer of the Brela nature. He often used his ...

Did you know

The Maraska cherry is a sort of a symbol and synonym of the place, an economic jewel of the past century. The Dalmatian maraska is the world’s best quality cherry and Brela are in the very top among the places suitable for its growing. The sort of the maraska cherry from Brela is called the Sokoluša. Apart from its excellent taste, it has a beneficial effect on human health with its anti-inflammatory, immunostimulating, antibacterial, antiallergic, anti-viral and anti-carcinogenic ...

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The Blue flower award 2012.

Croatian National Tourist Board BLUE FLOWER action includes evaluating the tidiness of Croatian coastal resorts as a whole and the individual elements.

Brela 16°C
Humidity 67.5 %
Pressure 1023 hPa
Visibility 10 km
Wind 3.6 kph
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