Sunday, September 5, 2010

Crkva Uznesenja

The Church of the Assumption of Mary was built in the 15th century. Its main ornaments are the richly decorated Renaissance gate vault, the 17th century Baroque altar, and paintings of 16th -18th century Venetian masters. In the western wing of the church do not miss taking a look at the altar-piece picturing St. Gaudentius with snakes at his feet. According to a local legend, Gaudentius was born in nearby Trzic in the 11th century, he became a bishop, and he thought that his duty was to chastise local people for their sins and depravations, so later he was ousted. The desperate bishop went to a cave, became a hermit, and he cursed all the snakes on the islands.

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