Sacred Heritage

Sakralna baština

Church of the Holy Spirit

Church of the Holy Spirit is the oldest. It was built in 1548 and renovated in the baroque style in 1640. The beautiful bell tower was built in 1680 by the local craftsmen. At the main altar of Holy Spirit, sanctified in 1548, stands an early gothic statue of Virgin Mary with child. This statue is unique in Europe because it is covered with silver and gold. Due to its value, it is often displayed at different exhibitions around the world. Church also has three scripted tombs. The bell tower, according to Tisno rectory had to have five floors and a cupola and had to be 52 meters high. At first, it was built 31 m high with wide pyramid shaped cupola and by the time it was finished, it was a four corner pilaster.

Saint Rocco's church 

St. Rocco's church (13m×8.6m) is located on the coast of Tisno called Rat and it was built around 1651. The belfry's form is typical for this era. The main altar used to have a picture of Our Lady with St. Anthony of Padua and St. Theresa. On the main altar's right side used to be an altar of Our Lady of the Rosary. There are two votive days; first votive day is celebrated on January 1st; second votive day is at January 27th and celebrates extermination of plague (1691). Plague again appeared at August 8th and killed 688 people.

Saint Andrew's church

St. Andrew's church (10m×6.3m) was built at 1606. It is located on the hill in the southern part of the island. Altar has an image of the saint signed by Ant Alborghetti Dilettante dating back to 1878. Possessions of this church were taken by French government in 1809. Church has been completely renovated.