Nerezine is a picturesque village located on the eastern part of the island of Losinj, at the foot of the Osorscica hill. Already in the 14th century, the place is mentioned as one of the larger settlements on the island.
The tourism boom of Nerezine began in the 19th century, thanks to the Austro-Hungarian crown prince Rudolf Habsburg. Nerezins arose from many houses that the inhabitants built right in the middle of their own cultivated land. In the past, they were only engaged in agriculture, but in more recent times, they turned to the sea and started devoting themselves to seafaring, shipbuilding, fishing and, above all, tourism. Nerezine acquired the characteristics of a coastal settlement only in the recent period. Guests can enjoy comfortable accommodation in two tourist villages, two campsites, hotels and many private rooms and apartments. The restaurants in Nerezine are known for their excellent cuisine. The largest local attractions are the Franciscan monastery from the 16th century, which is distinguished by its three-story Renaissance bell tower, the original parish church of St. Mary Magdalena from 1534, the castle of the Osor nobleman Kolan Draza from the 15th century, and the parish church of Our Lady of Health, or the Church of the Presentation of Mary. The Church of the Presentation of Mary is located in the center of Nerezine. It stands above the upper edge of Studenac Square, which represents the heart of the place. Masses are held in the parish church on Sundays and holidays at half past ten in the morning.
The one-nave church was built between 1875 and 1877 due to the growing population and replaced the original parish church of St. Mary Magdalena. On the main altar is a picture of the Mother of God with Saint Nicholas and Saint Gaudencius.