Town Rab

About the town

Rab town is the administrative and Administration and also a major tourist center of the island.

Its old part is situated on an elevated peninsula at the port. We can find a number of historic buildings - towers, churches, courtyards, alleys, gardens, views. From the tower is beautiful view of the city, harbor and surrounding area. The old part begins in a garden path - at the end of the outcropping and ends urban pine and oak park. The old town is crossed by three main streets - upper, middle and lower, connected by a number of narrow streets. Take a walk on them and let ourselves be overwhelmed Mediterranean resort.

You will find many restaurants, cafes, bars, pizzerias and you can taste the delicious ice cream. Who wants to buy, at the choice of numerous small stores with textiles, clothing, accessories and souvenirs, as well as a market town in the old town center, the city park. Around the port U-shaped promenade stretches. Walkway for pedestrians and road with parking spaces for cars.

Along the promenade anchored larger and smaller cruise ships, yachts and water taxis. at the end of the port it has reserved a place for walking ferry to the island of Pag, Krk and Rijeka. On the other side of the harbor is a marina for yachts - a place to refuel, repair and leisure boats.

Near the hotel complex Padova. Beyond it begins resort Banjol. From the center of the harbor into a new part of the capital, which is actually a suburb called Palit. There is a pedestrian zone with markets, shops, banks and bureaux de change.

History

Rab city founded as a fortress called "Arbe" Liburnian tribe. The settlement was bordered by thick black holm forests and coastal pine.

In the 1st century gave Roman emperor Octavian Augustus Felix Arba around the city and the port to build walls and towers. Based on these, remains standing today Rábska fortifications.

The old part of the strong influence of Venetian architecture is situated on a rocky, relatively narrow peninsula newer neighborhoods are pulled along the coast to the village of Banjol and Barbat, they form them almost continuous belt.

The fortifications were extended during the reign of the Venetians on the port and 16-hectare natural park Komrčar. In the old town we find the prince's palace with fortified tower, which connects the Sea Gate clock. Beside the city loggia is the Gothic church of St. Spirit. Gothic palace Cassiovcov has long been the seat of bishops. Church. Andrija with valuable paintings is part of the Benedictine monastery.

Up to 26 m high Romanesque bell tower of the Cathedral (built outside the temple) is a symbol of the city and among the most beautiful in the whole Croatian Adriatic. Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary - a three-nave basilica from the 12th century are among the most valuable Romanesque building eastern Adriatic. A rare relic of the head of St. Christopher, the patron saint of Rab. Church. Anthony the Hermit stands at the end of the Cape's old town.

Above the hills, as if in a row, it is standing a few churches - St. Justin with sacral museum, st. Cross from the 13th century Romanesque bell tower from the 12th century. Among the many houses of excelling monumental palace Dominis-Nimira from the 15th century with Gothic and Renaissance elements.

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