Church of Our Lady of Šunj

Over the beautiful bay of Šunj there is a Church of Our Lady of Šunj, built in the 15th century with several additions done till the 17th century. The main altar has twelve life-size wooden apostles with Our Lady. According to a legend, Miho Pracat brought these figures from Westminster during the conflict between the Catholics and the Protestants in England. At one of the six side altars there is a painting of the Holy Family from the 17th century, a work of Dubrovnik painter Blasius Antonio Držić with initials BAD. The altar painting on wooden panel shows Our Lady with a Child and Saints and was painted by a well-known artist J. Palma Older. The painting Annunciation is a work of an unknown early Baroque painter from Umbria. All Saint’s altar has a painting by Venetian school showing St. Katarina the Martyr. The painting of Madonna of Mercy is a work of Byzantine school and it is carried on St. Marko’s Day every year in the procession to the Church of St. Marija od Špilice. The baptistery from the 16th century is done in white marble. Beside the church there is the churchyard. The first churchyards were inside churches till 1808 which can be seen on the grave’s inscriptions and coats of arms. The oldest was found in the Church of St. Ilija from the 9th century.

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