Podgora is a small coastal place of Makarska Riviera located south of Tucepi.

Podgora coast
Podgora coast

Table of Contents

  1. How to get to Podgora
  2. Coast and beaches in Podgora
  3. History of Podgora
  4. Church of the Immaculate Conception
  5. Statue of Exemplary women
  6. Seagull wings monument

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How to get to Podgora

Like other coastal places of Makarska Riviera, Podgora is located just below state road D8. It's easy to approach the place by car or bus. A ride from Split takes approximately an hour and a half. The parking price in the centre of the place is 7 kuna (approx. 1 euro), which is cheaper than parking in Tucepi or Brela.

Sunset
Sunset

If you love long coastal walks, then Podgora is the place for you. It features kilometres of a nice promenade along the sea. All over the promenade, there are bars and restaurants with various food offers and designs.
Just below the walkway, there are kilometres of pebble beaches, with all necessary tourist facilities including rental of deck chairs, jet-skis, pedalos etc.
Tourist agencies organise day trips to islands like Hvar, Brac, and Korcula.

Beach
Beach
Beach volleyball
Beach volleyball

Podgora is not only about the coast and beaches. If you like sightseeing, you will find the place interesting.

The first written mention of Podgora dates from 1499. The archaeological excavations reveal that people lived there even during the Stone Age. During the Hellenic and Roman periods, the place was inhabited by Illyrians.
Interesting monuments in Podgora include the Church of the Immaculate Conception and a few sculptures.

The church, located 100 metres away from the coast, features original modern architecture. It was built in the form of a tent, in the colour of concrete. That's why at first glance it may seem that the church is unfinished.
It was built in the 1960s. The reason for construction was the growing population of the coastal part of Podgora in the 20th century.

Church of Immaculate Conception Podgora
Church of Immaculate Conception Podgora

The Statue of Exemplary women ("Kip Uzorite") is located on a small cliff by the shore. It is made in honour of the women of fishermen and seafarers. The statue depicts a woman who is kneeling.

Statue of Exemplary women
Statue of Exemplary women

The monument was built in honour of the victory over fascism in the 20th century. One wing of the seagull is lowered, in honour of all fallen soldiers and victims of World War II.

Seagull wings monument
Seagull wings monument

Zvonimr Peran     2020-12-27

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