Wednesday, 04 April 2018 12:45

On the main square of the Old Town, Herceg Stjepan Square – which is popularly referred to as Belavista, is one of the gems of architecture from Boka, specific by architectural and artistic workmanship – church of St. Archangel Michael. The church was started to build in 1883. Many architects worked on raising the church, a project on which it was finally built, in 1905 was made by architect Milan Karlovac. The church was built of finely carved stone blocks from Korcula, and the construction was completed and the church was consecrated in 1911. By its general spatial Byzantine style concept, ornate of Romanesque-Gothic and Islamic reminiscences, this building of eclectic spirit represents an extremely successful and imaginative blend of styles and it is one of the most beautiful churches in the area. The iconostasis of white, Italian marble was made by master Bilinic from Split while icons were made by Czech painter Franjo Cigle.