Church of St. Nicholas

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According to the old tradition, the Benedictines came here from the island of Bishevo, where they could no longer defend themselves from pirate attacks, so they built a fortified monastery above Komizha. The Benedictines left the monastery in the 15th century, while the upgrades lasted until the 18th century. in the meantime, the church became a parish and cemetery church in Komizha, and today the locals call this church Muster (probably derived from the Latin monasterium = monastery).

In this unique five-nave church is the oldest part of the Romanesque church, today the northern nave with a semicircular sanctuary. The cloister and apartment buildings probably existed on its south side, on the site of today's church. This early monastery was fortified, of which two towers have survived - the more prominent, in the southern part of the 13th century, still set today as one of the oldest in Dalmatia - and the smaller on which was the church bell tower erected in the 18th century.

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D117, 21485, Komiža

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Mateo
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