Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sv. Juraj - A chapel in Tucepi

In Croatia chapels can be found in many locations, and in Tucepi there is a small chapel between two of the hotels in the western part of the bay. The old Sv. Juray church dates back to the 13th century and it looks even smaller than it is when found next to Hotel Tamaris.

Surrounded by high standard hotels (Neptun and Tamaris) the sight of the chapel makes you wonder how Tucepi looked like hundreds of years ago. Sv. Jura in more than just an old building; it makes you feel safe and it unerlines the peaceful atmosphere.
When walking in Tucepi and other small towns you will see many capels like this. In the nearby mountains (hills) there are small churches close to every small village along the tracks. Yes, they are small, but still they is an important part of the identity of this part of the coast.

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