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Church of St Nicholas in Dol

The Church of St Nicholas was built in the 15th century from stone, on top of the ruins of the Late Antique period building of which one part of one wall remained preserved (˝opus spicatum˝).

This single-nave Gothic church with a square apse is topped by a barrel vault. It was expanded in the 18th century, and its semi-circular lunette with a three-leaf rosette has been built into the adjoining building, the hermit’s residence.

In the apse, there is a wooden polychrome altar that covers the rectangular stone mensa in which there is a sepulchre for the storage of relics. The altar has been built as an architectural altar with a semi-circular triptych-type altar base.

The central part of the altar comprises three semi-circular niches which used to contain statues - of St Peter on the left, St Nicholas in the middle, and St Lawrence on the right.

The niches are separated by semi-circular half-columns whose capitals support the architrave beam and form a semi-circular gable in the middle that rounds off the central niche. On the top of the altar, in a semi-circular architectural frame, there is the depiction of two peacocks drinking water from a kantharos.

The statues of St Peter, St Nicholas, and St Lawrence are kept in the Archaeological Museum in Vis. On the wall to the side of the altar, an old drawing of boats has been discovered.

The Church of St Nicholas is entered in the Register of Cultural Goods of the Republic of Croatia.