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02. 02. 2016 @ Antonija Eremut

Cista Provo, church of St. Petar

Category: cultural heritage GPS: LAT: 43.5083219782 / LONG 16.9424110372

The parish church in Cista Provo was built in1914, properly before the World War 1. In the church there are preserved three wooden altars from the workshops from Tirol. The main altar with the sculpture of Saint Peter was made in the Moroder workshop in the locality of St Urlich, i.e. in today's Val Garden (the former valley of Gröden) in the Italian part of Tirol. Normally, wooden carved altars and statues were made by the artisans from Tirol and they were very popular in the second half of the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th century in Croatia. While the sculptures are rather frequent in the churches of continental Dalmatia, the altars can be found more rarely, especially on these areas where at the same time there operates a local altar workshop of the family Rako from Imotski.