The Captain cemetery
In the 19th century the seafaring of Pelješac and Orebić was at its peak. Pelješac had around 5000, and Orebić around 500 inhabitants. In Pelješac there were 90 sailing ships sail out with about 2,000 sailors and 250 captains who acquired considerable wealth. According to surviving records from the 16th century, there were 43 captains in the most famous family Orebić. This one and other rich old families built beautiful monuments in cemeteries and mausoleums. On the Orebić cemetery, within the Franciscan monastery there is a place called the captain cemetery.
Category: Other attractions,
Podgorje, Orebić 20250
42.97758, 017.15385 (42°58’39.3″N, 017°09’13.9″E)
00385 (0)20 713 367, 00385 (0)20 714 054
Next to the Captain’s cemetery you can see the Franciscan monastery and a beautiful vantage point overlooking Korčula and Orebić.
GPS coordinates: 42.97758, 017.15385 (42°58’39.3″N, 017°09’13.9″E)
Address: Podgorje, Orebić 20250
Captain’s cemetery is located on a hilltop in Podgorje, near Orebić – about 2km away (right next to the Franciscan monastery).
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do Kapetanskog groblja koje se nalazi na vrhu brda u Podgorju, nedaleko od Orebića – oko 2km (odmah pored Franjevačkog samostana). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema Kapetanskom groblju koje se nalazi na vrhu brda u Podgorju, nedaleko od Orebića – oko 2km (odmah pored Franjevačkog samostana). Hvala!
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