Church of St Elijah

The Church of St Elijah at Dugiš in Potpoletnica, next to the boundary of the neighbouring parish of St George in Žeževica, or St Anthony’s on Zadvarje, was built on the flat top of an oval hillock (which probably indicates the remains of a prehistoric hill fort, in the midst of a lovely thick oak wood. Traditionally, pilgrimages were made from Poljica and the land below Biokovo to this simple church, built without any particular stylistic features in the mid-18th century, remodelled in the 19th. First to mention it, in 1735, was Bishop Stjepan Blašković. In a document of 1770 it was said to have been built 50 years earlier, in 1720, then, on the foundations of an old church.

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