Culture of Krk. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

krk Medieval fortifications and dense forests, old churches and museums, ancient ruins and priceless mosaics of the Roman Empire are the main attractions of the island of Krk. Numerous historic sites are concentrated in the capital of the island, the city of the same name. The most striking monument of history is Frankopanska castle built in the 12th century; it has perfectly preserved to this day and remains a permanent venue for scenic national holidays.
The mild Mediterranean climate and beautiful nature made the island of Krk the favorite destination among fans of eco-tourism. Walking through the local forests and exploring natural … Open
Another famous historical landmark is the Cathedral of the Assumption; it was founded more than a thousand years ago. It is a unique architectural monument, which will enchant visitors with its unique appearance.
The old town of Baska is rich in historical monuments; this is where the world famous Baska tablet is situated. It is located on the site of the old church in the immediate vicinity of the village. It is a huge stone slab carved with inscriptions in Croatian. The table is the oldest surviving monuments of Croatian industry; the island of Krk is considered the cradle of Croatian literacy. Copyright
1. It won’t be difficult to get to the island from mainland, as they are bound by an ultramodern bridge, which is also considered an important architectural landmark. The island can … Open
Fans of historical places would find it interesting to visit the town of Omisalj with its unique archaeological area. It is where ruins of prehistoric buildings are situated, as well as Roman mosaics admired by tourists from all over the world. Another very interesting religious site is the Church of St. Lucia situated near Jurandvor; almost all localities of the island have ancient churches on their territory.
Krk Fans of excursions should definitely look in the picturesque town of Punat, which continues to be a major industrial center. It produces excellent olive oil; the town has an old mill and several very attractive shops. The islet of Kosljun, which is in close proximity to the Krk, there is the Franciscan monastery and a very interesting museum that introduces the rich and diverse culture of locals to foreigners. The unique atmosphere of the Middle Ages is one of the main features of the island and its many historical monuments serve as a perfect illustration to it.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Krk and surroundings

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Iconic cultural sights of Croatia

Split is one of the oldest cities in Croatia, so travelers can not only visit the most amazing museums, but also get acquainted with architectural monuments. One of the main attractions of the city is the palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian, built in the 3rd century. The palace occupies an area of ​​about 3 hectares. The temple of Jupiter, several ceremonial halls, and a mausoleum survived to these days. Buildings were constructed of brick and faced with white marble. The facade was decorated with sphinxes, which were specially brought from Egypt. The ruins of the ancient city of Salon, founded in the 4th century BC, are in the suburbs of Split. In the Museum of Croatian archaeological monuments you can see a huge number of exhibits that date back to ancient times, including sculptures, whose age is more than ten centuries. … Open
Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Krk
♥   Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije, Senj, 26.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala Sv. Vida, Rijeka, 35 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika Blažene Djevice Marije na Trsatu, Rijeka, 35.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Krk

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