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

Church of the Holy Spirit, 15th cent.

Crkva sv. Duha, 15. st.

 
 
Church of the Holy Spirit, 15th cent. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
1. Church of the Holy Spirit, 15th cent. Marker
Captions: (top) "Madonna with a child" on papier-mâché (kind of carton), copy after Antonio Rossellini from the 15th cent.; (bottom) Relief figure of the Creator in the lunette was preserved from the earlier church from the 14th 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 late Gothic Church of the Holy Spirit was built at the end of the 15th cent. by the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit at the place of an earlier and smaller church from the 14th cent. It was consecrated in 1494. The oldest bell in Hvar dated to 1487 has been preserved in the bell tower. During the French administration (1806 - 1813) the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit was abolished. The Brotherhood of St. Nicholas, founded in 1861, succeeded the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit. An altarpiece with the depiction of the Madonna by Padovanino can be seen the church.
 
Location. 43° 10.388′ N, 16° 26.582′ E. Marker is in Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county), in Hvar (island). Marker is on Ulica Matija Ivanića just from Dr. Mate Milicica. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Ulica Matija Ivanića 09, Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county) 21450, Croatia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Gate / Porta Badoer (within shouting distance of this marker); Jakša Palace, 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); City Walls, 15th cent.
Church of the Holy Spirit and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
2. Church of the Holy Spirit and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Benedictine Convent and Church of St. Anthony the Abbot, 17th - 18th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named City Walls, 15th cent. (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Porta Maestra (about 90 meters away); St. Stephen's square / Piazza, 15th cent. (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hvar.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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