Biograd na Moru

Biograd na Moru

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Biograd na moru is located near the town Zadar, in the northern part of Dalmatia. The town and the harbour are nestled on the small peninsula, with two islets in front of it, one of which has a lighthouse. The first mentioning of the town dates back to the ninth century. As a capital of the medieval Croatian rulers, it went through its biggest development. Croatian-Hungarian king Coloman was crowned in Biograd na moru. A rich history of this small town is partly kept in the Regional Museum and it can be easily red from the portals of the old preserved buildings - from the Basilica of St. John from the eleventh century, Romanic Church of St. Anthony from the thirteenth century or the Church of St. Roch from the sixteenth century. Ancient legend has it that this area was created when the God dropped a handful of divine beauty on the earth. The surrounding of the Biograd na moru is suitable to this legend, since this town is really surrounded by chosen natural beauties, such as National Park Kornati, National Park Krka, National Park Paklenica, National Park Plitvice Lakes, National Park Northern Velebit and Nature Park Vrana Lake. Numerous cultural and entertainment events complement the tourist offer. The greatest boats exhibition “Biograd Boat Show” takes place there, as well as famous “Biograd Nights”, “Sea Algae” and opportunity to enjoy traditional delicatessen and authentic specialties “Biograd Table”. Besides, numerous concerts and festivals are common there. There are several beautiful beaches in the close vicinity of the town.

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