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Rab

Rab is a typical medieval town enclosed by fortification walls. Once a fortress in the Roman province, in the year 10 BC it was granted town status by Emperor Octavian Augustus. Each building here has a long history and almost every façade is ornamented with a coat of arms. Among the many churches The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church (formerly Cathedral) is a special attraction, as it was consecrated by Pope Alexander III upon his return from Zadar in 1177. Rab is famous for its four Renaissance bell towers, numerous valuable historic documents and its specific “medieval” atmosphere. There are many attractions and interesting places here, such as St. Christopher Square with sculptures commemorating the legend of an unfortunate shepherd named Kalifront and his unhappy love. There are events galore throughout the year when Rab streets are turned into a wonderful stage.

For more information please visit:

Town of Rab Tourist Board

Lopar

Lopar is a picturesque locality, only 14 kilometres from the mediveal heart of Rab. It is located on an island peninsula with prehistoric Zidine, Liburnian castles and burial mounds scattered around the area. Lopar is a valuable historic site and the native place of St. Marin, a stone carver and founder of the Republic of San Marino. Lopar is surrounded by numerous bays and as many as 22 sandy beaches. The best known stretch of sand is CrnikaRajska plaža, spread out over 1.5 km of shore. Lopar also hides a unique natural phenomenon – the underwater cave Medova buža which is the habitat of the Mediterranean monk seal.

For more information please visit:

Tourist Board of the Lopar Municipality

Best small towns to visit: Banjol, Barbat na Rabu, Kampor, Mundanije, Palit, Supetarska Draga

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