The Bol Tourist Board won international award for Tourism Film “Bol&Culture”

The sun and the sea are not enough for memorable summer holidays anymore, just because The Town of Bol on the Island of Brač, a famous Croatian tourist destination, has a rich and versatile offer irresistible for international and domestic visitors. 

Đurđa Eterović and director of TB of Bol Markito Marinković with an award
Đurđa Eterović and director of TB of Bol Markito Marinković with an award

Apart from the cycling tourism and many other sports activities and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Golden Horn, the Bol is proud of its rich cultural heritage.

The value of this heritage has been recognized at the prestigious international film, print, and multimedia competition, The Golden City Gate 2022, held during the famous international tourism fair ITB Berlin. 

Tourist fairs are an excellent opportunity for the global promotion of natural beauties and the rich cultural heritage of Croatia. 

Đurđa Eterović and director of TB of Bol Markito Marinković with an award
Đurđa Eterović and director of TB of Bol Markito Marinković

“Bol&Culture” won The Golden Bear Award in the “Art & Culture” category

The basis of evaluation criteria followed by the jury was creativity, storytelling, emotional effect, and information value communicated in the film made by the DOKU FILMS production team, Mihaela Reščić, the producer, and the screen-wright, Hana Klain from the Klain PR Agency. 

The awarded film is an omnibus that brings together three stories: Zmajeva špilja (The Dragon’s Cave), the Dominican monastery, and the Branislav Dešković Art Gallery. 

The Dragons Cave 

Zmajeva špilja (The Dragon’s Cave) is a place of ultimate peace. Its walls are decorated with a fascinating and unusual set of reliefs believed to be sculpted by 15-century friars who expressed their faith, preaching, and asceticism through them. 

Relief from the Dragon's Cave, Island Brač, Croatia photo by Đurđa Eterović
Relief from the Dragon’s Cave, Island Brač, Croatia photo by Đurđa Eterović

The Dominican monastery

A 15-century Dominican monastery hides a collection of valuable works of art dating back to the 16th to 19th centuries. Archaeological finds, liturgical items, many rare manuscripts, and a numismatic collection with samples of rare antique coins are just a part of this valuable display. The most attractive piece of artwork in this collection is an altar painting Madonna with a Child and Saints by Tintoretto. 

Dominican Monastery, Island Brač Croatia, photo by Hana Klain
Dominican Monastery, Island Brač Croatia, photo by Hana Klain

The Branislav Dešković Art Gallery

A visit to the Branislav Dešković Art Gallery, located in the Bol center, is an opportunity to experience Brač through the eyes of famous Croatian painters. This Renaissance-baroque palace is the home of hundreds of artworks by Croatian painters and sculptors.

“I am pleased to see that more and more visitors show interest in our rich cultural heritage. The art is eternal, and it adds unmeasurable value to Bol. We are sincerely proud to offer this authentic treasure dating back to distant history. Like all the awards we have received so far (and there were many of them), this is an important recognition of our efforts and the quality of our projects that further strengthen our motivation to be even more dedicated to our work. At the same time, I am proud of ‘the special recognition of the presentation of the excellence of the Bol tourist offer I received from international travel journalists last year,” added Mr. Markito Marinković, director of the Bol Tourist Board.

Đurđa Eterović and director of TB of Bol Markito Marinković with the awards
Đurđa Eterović and director of TB of Bol Markito Marinković with the awards

Bol is actively preparing for the upcoming season, and around 1.000 visitors, mainly from Austria, Germany, Slovenia, and Croatia, are already in Bol. Bol is well connected by 14 ferry lines and 4 catamaran lines, all from Split, during the summer. There are also direct flights from Zagreb-Bol throughout the season until October. Hopefully, charter flights from Graz and Wien will start in May and newlines from Bratislava and Bolzano.

Bol, Zlatni Rat beach, Brač Island, Croatia, photo credit by TZO
Zlatni Rat beach, Brač Island, Croatia, photo credit by TZO

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