Walking trail: Kotišina - St Martin's church
Updated: Apr 13, 2020
Lenght: 700 meters
Time: 20 minutes walk
Basic features: #walkingtrail #kotisina #makarska #biokovo
When you've already reached Kotišina village, and have enjoyed the scents of Botanical garden, and the view of Kotišina fortress, but still feel like exploring a bit more, then continue towards the church of St Martin.
The church is of enormous cultural and archaeological importance for Makarska, since it is the only untouched building dating back to pre-Osman times.
The church was badly damaged in the catastrophic earthquake of 1962., when a whole cliff broke off from Biokovo mountain, broke through the north wall, and landed right onto the south wall of the church.
That obviously caused the damage on the entire church structure, and resulted in a collapsed ceiling, and total devastation. The only thing left standing after the earthquake was the east wall and the entrance.