Getting to Viganj:
- There is a regular bus service to Viganj– see info and schedules here
- Bus to Viganj – info and timetables for buses to Viganj
- Ferry to Viganj – getting by ferry to Viganj from Korcula and Kuciste
Situated in a large cove west of Cape Sveti Liberan, on the rim of a fertile land area. The main occupations are farming, fishing and tourism. The mountain excursion area Sveti Ilija (961 m) lies to the north-east of Viganj.
The village is situated on the regional road running along the peninsula. (See video of cycling along the road from Orebic to Viganj + Photos of Viganj )
First settlements on this area date back to the prehistoric and ancient periods. The parish church of St. Michael was erected in the Gothic period, expanded in 1760. The shipowner Marko Krstelj had the Dominican monastery and church built in 1671.
The church is a one-nave structure; the main altar is adorned with the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There is also the wooden statue of Madonna with Child and a Renaissance bust of a saint. A cloister with an arcade in plain form is near the church.
The village is home to 300 inhabitants and has a long maritime tradition and many captain’s houses. The remains of the Dominican monastery with its cloisters from the 17th century can be found in here (today a school and restaurant) located next to the Church of Our Lady of Roses.
A picture of the maritime battle at Lepanta in 1571, and a wooden Gothic statue of Mother and Child from the 15th century are found on the altar. There are many gardens here with exotic plants, as well as gardens with homegrown vegetables.
Along with the maritime trade, more and more inhabitants are employed in the tourism business. In old seacharts the bay is called Porto Rosario because the former Dominican Monastery was dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary.
Map of Viganj
- Apartments Viganj – Located right in the heart of the village, all apartments offer air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a view of the sea. The nearest beach is just 20 metres away. Prices from €100 – Number of rooms: 3 – Check Apartments Viganj, Viganj availability