One of the most recognisable things of the island of Brač is its stone, which has been mined and processed here for centuries. The beauty of Brač stone was also recognised by Emperor Diocletian, who used stone blocks from here to build Diocletian’s Palace in Split. There is a relief of Hercules, a mythological figure and the most famous Greek hero in the “Rasohe” quarry above the village Splitska. The two-kilometre-long thematic “Hercules” trail which starts in Splitska, leads to the quarry. Some of the most magnificent works of architecture have been built from white Brač marble throughout history: Šibenik Cathedral, the White House in Washington, the Parliament and Hofburg Palace in Vienna, the Parliament building in Budapest, the Governor’s Palace in Trieste, etc.
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