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WHAT TO VISIT ON THE ISLAND KRK?
TOWN KRK 

- Square Kamplin

 On Kamplin there is a Frankopan citadel, once upon a time an important fortification for the defence of the city Krk. Today it has exchanged its defence function for cultural contents. On the older Roman walls a major part of the fort of the  Krk princes was built in the second half of the  12th century, whilst the square tower closest to the cathedral was in use from the 1191 as Frankopan courtrom. On the plaza itself, or inside the citadel, concerts of classical music take place, as well as theatre performances and a  jazz festival.
 
- Krk cathedral

An early Christian basilica was built in the 5th century on the site of  an ancient Roman spa. In the course of the coming years various styles were depicted in the catedral- Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, right up until today. During the renovation of the church in the left lateral chapel, a mosaic of the spa was found turned into a baptismal font.  Adult persons used to be submerged in it on baptism. 
There is also a uniquely interesting capital on the first column dominated by early Christian symbols - birds eating fish.
The early Romanesque church of St. Quirineus, the protector of the city, leans on the cathedral. This unusual church is unique because of its two levels (the ground floor and the first floor). At the time of the Frankopans, convicts from the nearby courtroom used to attend mass.  Here is also a museum of sacral art worth visiting.
 
- Stanić Gallery

A part of the multi-layered history of Krk is located under the Stanić Gallery on the Great Plaza. Two floors below the present-day level of life is the start of the story of the development and expansion of the ancient city. The oldest dug out walls are from the early Roman period. The sea has penetrated between those walls and the ones extended in the Roman times. A beautiful sacrificial altar from the temple of Venus, with not such a nice use, is a trace of the oldest such temple on the Adriatic.

- Roman mosaic

The remains of Roman spa are located in Ribarska ulica (street) which links the small city gate and Vela placa square. The mosaic is well preserved and shows a mythological maritime scene. In the center is Triton, with dolphins and other sea creatures dancing around him. It dates from the 1st Century.
 
 
TOWN OMIŠALJ

-Church devoted to the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

In the church devoted to the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, a three-nave Romanesque basilica located in the centre of the place, first mentioned in 1213, it is interesting to see a triptych on the old altar by the master Jacobbo del Fiore from 15th century and the altar cloth from the same period. Inside the church are twenty fragments of pre-Romanesque interlacing ribbon-patterns from the end of 9th and the beginning of 10th century can be seen.

- Park Dubec
On the northern part of the town Omišalj, called Dubec, there is a belvedere from which there is a wonderful view over the Bay of Kvarner and Rijeka. The park of Dubec spreads from the walls of Omišalj all the way to the sea, over the area of about 18 000 m2, with developed  paths extending over a distance of 995 metres.

- Old Christian basilica

In the bay of  Sepen close to Omišalj there is an early Christian basilica from 5th century, according to some sources, the largest one on the Mediterran. It is a valuable cultural monument.

- Fulfinium

Ptolomeus, a Greek writer, mentioned the town Fulfinium that developed in the beginning of 1st century, but every trace of it has been lost. Many guesses have been made for a long time about where this town could be and experts used to locate it in many different positions on the island of Krk. Fulfinium (or its remains) is still today in the bay of Sepen, in the area of Mirina under the earth, but also few meters under the sea. The town of the Roman veterans had all the benefits of Ancient civilisation such as the main square with the temple, dwelling houses built in a row, the water supply system, thermal spas, shops… The remains of Fulfinium are hardly visible today because they are under the earth and partly under the sea.
 
 

 

 

PORAT (MALINSKA)

- Museum with a sacral collection

Here is the Frankopan church of Sv. Marija Magdalena, next to which the monastery of Glagolitic Tertiaries was built. Nowdays it houses a museum with a sacral collection and with various utensils from the  every- day life of this region.
 
 
GLAVOTOK (MALINSKA)

- Sv. Krševan

The early Romanesque church of St. Krševan is above the cove of Čavlena and today it is off the beaten tracks. Islanders say that this is a sailors’ and fishermen’s votive church. The way to the little church of Sv. Krševan can be found from Glavotok, from where monks have marked the path, or from the village of Milohnići from which there are real signposts.   
 
 

 

 

KORNIĆ
- St. Dunat (Donat)

On the road from Krk to Punat, at the very bottom of Punat bay, stands St. Dunat chapel. It was built at some point in the XII century. The chapel is very significant and is one of the best- known sacred monuments on the Croatian coast, together with the churxhes in Zadar and Nin.
 
 
KOŠLJUN


The small island of Košljun is a unique cultural and historical site which one should be sure to visit during one’s stay on Krk island. It is to be found in Puntarska draga, about 800 m from Punat. It may be reached, for a reasonable cost, by taxi boat from Punat. There is a Franciscan monastery on Košljun where the monks have hidden valuable items collected over many centuries and kept them until the present day.

- Musem with an ethnological collection

On the left there is a museum with an ethnological collection including many items used by the peasants and fishermen of Krk, from the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, and folk costumes from the area of the entire island of Krk.
 
 

 

 

JURANDVOR (BAŠKA)

In village Jurandvor was discovered an important monument of Croatian literacy. The stone tablet 199 cm long and 99 cm high, with a Glagolitic text of 13 lines, was discovered by the priest of Jurandvor Petar Dorčić in 1851 on the grounds of the former Benedictine church of St. Lucy. It was lying in the chapel like a gravestone and the believers walked over it causing significant damage. This is one of the oldest documents in the Croatian (old Croatian language), which made this little Krk village famous, transforming it into an icon of Croatian culture and dliteracy.
BAŠKA
- Baška folk museum

Baška folk museum, which is located by the parish church of the Holy Trinity, exhibits the artistic and ethnographic treasures of this area, which diligent people of Baška have collected and saved from decay. The museum was opened in 1970 and shows original Baška folk costumes, pots and many other exhibits which were once in everyday use. 

- Vela and Mala Luka
For trip to Vela and Mala luka you need to take food and drinks, as over a distance of 6 km the path climbs to 300 m and then goes down to the sea and then again to 112 m, and you have to preserve some strength for the return journey. If you are not fond of this kind of expedition, there is an easier, but less attractive way (without the magnificent views). From the harbour in Baška there are taxi boats, which run in the morning from Baška to Vela luka and bring you back in the afternoon.
VRBNIK
- Parish church of St. Mary

On a raised area in the centre stands the parish church of St. Mary, which was mentioned in as early as 1325, and has valuable Glagolitic manuscripts. The bell tower of the church was built in 1527 and gives the town its characteristic appearance. Near the bell tower is the lapidary with an photo exhibition of  the brotherhood of St. John the Baptist – Kapari. 

The Vitezić family library

We should mention the library belonging to the Vitezić family at 4 Placa vrbničkog statuta (Vrbnik Statute Square), which was bought by the Bishop of Krk Ivan Vitezić and his brother Dr. Dinko Vitezić, the people’s representative, and left to the town of Vrbnik. The library holds more than 10 000 titles, of which the most valuable is one of two copies of the World Atlas by Johann David Kochler.

- The narrowest street

The place of many towns is ensured by their narrow streets. They were built to meet the needs of a different age, and they are inaccessible to cars. Some streets are even impassable for there is one street not even all people are able to get through. Amongst the streets going to the right from the market, local people claim you will find the narrowest street in the world! Grškovićev prolaz (Gršković Passage) conceals another passage by house number 14, known as “klančić” (the little pass). 
 
 
DOBRINJ

- Museums

The ethnographic (folk) museum, on the way to the market square, has a rich, diligently collected and preserved collection of treasures of island handcrafts, agricultural and fishing tools, utensils, from the former life of this area and the entire island.
The museum of sacral objects is above Dobrinj market beside the church of St. Anthony (Sv. Anton) in the building of the rectory and the hall belonging to the former monastery. It was opened in 1981 and in it are exhibited items kept in churches, chapels and sacristies. The collection is divided into silver, wooden items, cloth and books.  
 
 
GABONJIN (DOBRINJ)

Not far from Dobrinj, is the village of Gabonjin. An interesting educational walk covering about 200 m along the path up the hill towards the Church of St. Peter (Sveti Petar), apart from pleasant exercise, may also help you learn Glagolitics.
RUDINE (ŠILO)

Something we would certainly recommend is that on your way around Krk you visit the Biserujka cave. This is the only cave (of fifty) on the island which has been set up to receive  visitors. The length of this cave, which though small is rich in stalactites and stalagmites, is 110 m. The lowest part of the cave is 53 m above sea level. The cave is open for visitors from April to November.  
 
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