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The museum of Olive Oil Making at Island of Brac

oil museum bracThe Museum of Olive Oil Making is opened in the village of Mirca – small place located on the northern part of the island of Brac. The village has always been known as a village of oil makers.

The museum is located in the premises of the existing oil making facility, constructed in the 1950’s. Old machines, photographs and olive products, from oil to the ever more popular olive soap, are for the moment exhibited in one room in which olives will be processed during the harvest.

During the tourist season it serves as info-point of the Tourist Board of the nearby town of Supetar and the village of Mirca.

Mirca is a settlement in which only some 300 people live, predominantly farmers, fishermen and those involved in tourism. The village’s name suggests a peaceful vacation (“mir” means peace) one can find on the beautiful beaches or among the old stone houses with their stone-paved yards located in the upper part of the village.

There are currently seven olive pressing facilities on the island of Brac that can daily process about 200 thousand olives.

The olive oil producers of the island of Brac have earned numerous awards over the past years for environmentally friendly growing and the production of extra virgin oil of the highest quality.

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More info at Supetar Tourist Board web www.supetar.hr

2 Responses to “The museum of Olive Oil Making at Island of Brac”

  • Benedicte Filez on November 2nd, 2008 8:23 pm

    Dear Madam/Sir,

    I’m a Belgian student, Master bioscience at the Kempen University College in Geel. In May 2009 we are going to make an educational trip to Croatia. We are looking for a food musea that we can visit when we are in Croatia. I found the site of your musea and I would like to ask if we could visit your musea. And if it is possible to give a tour for our group in your musea with a guide who speaks English. Could you give us some information about the possibilities?

    Benedicte Filez

  • Beverly Tam on December 13th, 2008 9:55 pm

    I was in Dubrovnik last year and had a meal at Seoska Kuca Cilipi VI. Pero Novakovic. I have no idea what it meant in English. I bought the olive oil from them and it was the best I ever had. I am looking for place to purchase olive oil from that farm or in that area.
    Can you send me an English website to locate such item?

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