Sveti Jakov

Sv. Jakov (St. James) is a small fishing village above the sea on the northern part of the Island of Lošinj. It is the smallest settlement on the island. Nerezine is 2km and Mali Lošinj 15 km away. Olive groves surround the village and the coast has sandy coves ideal for swimming.
Sv. Jakov lies between two bays. The first one, where there is a harbour, is called Studenac (“well”) by the walled well of spring water where cattle used to drink from two antique sarcophagi covers.

There are two churches in the village:
St. James church in the cemetery, a Romanesque church with apse, which was extended in 1624 by the addition of a larger and wider nave in front. This date is engraved on the marble plate above the facade with Glagolitic letters Č H I G (=1624).
The Parish Church of St. Mary was built in the 19th century; on the main altar a painting from the 19th century shows Our Lady of the Rosary with St. Dominic, St. Catherine of Sienna and St. James.

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