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Hvar in Hvar (island), Split-Dalmatia (county), Croatia
 

Church of the Annunciation, 14th-17th cent.

Crkva Navještenja / Anuncijata, 14.-17. st.

 
 
Church of the Annunciation, 14th-17th cent. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
1. Church of the Annunciation, 14th-17th cent. Marker
Captions: (top) Interior of the church; (center) View of the church front; (bottom) Sculptures of Mary and Gabriel in the lunette from the 18th cent.
Inscription. Only the English text (bottom) has been transcribed. To view the Croatian text (top), click on the marker image to enlarge and display it.

The Gothic-Renaissance church was first mentioned in the 14th cent. It had a very important role in preparation of the commoners' revolt in 1510, when it was used as a sort of headquarters of the insurgents. In the nearby street insurgents swore to kill all the local noblemen which was why the wooden crucifix cried in blood in the house of Bevilaqua on February 6, 1510 according to legend. The relief of the the Annunciation is in the Renaissance lunette above the portal made under the stylistic influence of Niccolň di Glovanni Florentino. The church became a centre of the Brotherhood of the Holy Cross, which is still active.
 
Location. 43° 10.303′ N, 16° 26.5′ E. Marker is in Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county), in Hvar (island). Marker can be reached from Kroz Burak just from Jurja Matijevića. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kroz Burak 10, Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county) 21450, Croatia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arsenal / Historical Shipyard, 14th-17th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); Paladini Palace, lower, 15th - 19th cent. (about
Church of the Annunciation and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
2. Church of the Annunciation and Marker
90 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Stephen's square / Piazza, 15th cent. (about 90 meters away); Užižić Palace (Hektorović Palace), 15th cent. (about 90 meters away); Clock Tower / Leroj, 15th cent. (about 90 meters away); Porta Maestra (about 120 meters away); City Walls, 15th cent. (about 120 meters away); Benedictine Convent and Church of St. Anthony the Abbot, 17th - 18th cent. (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hvar.
 
More about this marker. There is only foot traffic inside Hvar's Old Town district.
 
Also see . . .  Hvar rebellion. The Venetian Republic ruled Dalmatia and its majority Slavonic population since 1420 and appointed a Venetian noble (called Count) to head the city communes, thus removing the most important autonomous right of the local population. The local noble councils of the cities, however, still held authority in governing most local matters. As early as the 15th century, the citizens of the city of Hvar formed the so-called citizen's councils and demanded some government offices as well as authority in the government. The blunt refusal of these repeated demands was the first cause that sparked the rebellion. (Submitted on December 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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