Brač is an island in the Adriatic Sea in Croatia, just in front of Split. With its surface area of 395 km2, it is the largest island in Dalmatia and the third largest island in the Adriatic Sea. With around 2700 sun hours a year, Brač belongs to the sunniest part of the Adriatic, which places it somewhere between Split and Hvar.
The entire island should be declared as a unique cultural, historical and natural park. Especially its southern side between Vidova Gora, Zlatni Rat in Bol, and the Blaca Desert. Desert Blaca form a one-of-a-kind area, blending together the Brač of fishing, agriculture and shepherding. There are plenty of places to enjoy the bliss of solitude and peace, but there are also exceptional social events, dancing, music and sports.
During the Early Renaissance Movement, ancient stone quarries near Pučišća were re-opened. During the Renaissance and the Baroque, whole dynasties of stonecutters received their training there, all to the present day.
The excellent quality of stone made it possible to create marvellous edifices from the Early Christian, Renaissance and Baroque eras to the luxurious 19th century on Brač, where, more than anywhere else in Dalmatia, artists nurtured their feel for balanced architectural composition and construction of even the most modest of homes. In the 20th century, stones from Brač were used in the construction of the White House in Washington.