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Krk

Ancient Krk, the capital of the eponymous isle in the Kvarner bay, is situated in a wide bay on the west coast of the island. With approximately 3,700 inhabitants, Krk is the largest town on the island and is both the cultural and economic center. The history of the city is evident in the old town, whose remnants include Roman and medieval buildings. The 2000 year old city gate and the medieval walls located in the historic core testify to the long history of Krk. Its medieval construction characterizes the urban center today with rustic stone houses and historic buildings, while the modern district is marked by newly built holiday resorts and apartments.

One of the landmarks of the city is the old fortress of the Frankopans, who lived in Krk until about 1480. The fortress dating back from the 12th to the 14th century is located on the Kamplin Square. The castle and the square is often used in the summer as a venue for festivals, concerts and events. Accordingly, the town is a very busy place in Krk. The waterfront has one of the most vibrant squares of the city, where restaurants, pubs and bars are all strung together.

For those who take pleasure in the culinary tradition, there is a special dish here which you should order: a plate of Surlice noodles. The typical Krk noodles are traditionally served with goulash. Or try one of the lamb dishes, which are prepared according to local recipes. In the harbor there is a hexagonal tower with a Roman relief, which was built during the rule of the Venetians in 1407 as part of the city wall. Not far from the waterfront is the exuberant square of Vela Placa, where the old town hall stands tall. Under the town hall archaeological excavations have discovered ruins from pre-Christian times. A few steps west of the Frankopan fortress is the Sveta Marija Cathedral dating to the 5th century: its bell tower is now one of the landmarks of the city. In the 18th century the spire was rebuilt in the typical bulb shape - an

Ancient Krk, the capital of the eponymous isle in the Kvarner bay, is situated in a wide bay on the west coast of the island. With approximately 3,700 inhabitants, Krk is the largest town on the island and is both the cultural and economic center. The history of the city is evident in the old town, whose remnants include Roman and medieval buildings. The 2000 year old city gate and the medieval walls located in the historic core testify to the long history of Krk. Its medieval construction characterizes the urban center today with rustic stone houses and historic buildings, while the modern district is marked by newly built holiday resorts and apartments.

One of the landmarks of the city is the old fortress of the Frankopans, who lived in Krk until about 1480. The fortress dating back from the 12th to the 14th century is located on the Kamplin Square. The castle and the square is often used in the summer as a venue for festivals, concerts and events. Accordingly, the town is a very busy place in Krk. The waterfront has one of the most vibrant squares of the city, where restaurants, pubs and bars are all strung together.

For those who take pleasure in the culinary tradition, there is a special dish here which you should order: a plate of Surlice noodles. The typical Krk noodles are traditionally served with goulash. Or try one of the lamb dishes, which are prepared according to local recipes. In the harbor there is a hexagonal tower with a Roman relief, which was built during the rule of the Venetians in 1407 as part of the city wall. Not far from the waterfront is the exuberant square of Vela Placa, where the old town hall stands tall. Under the town hall archaeological excavations have discovered ruins from pre-Christian times. A few steps west of the Frankopan fortress is the Sveta Marija Cathedral dating to the 5th century: its bell tower is now one of the landmarks of the city. In the 18th century the spire was rebuilt in the typical bulb shape - an important feature of the Baroque era. Inside the church there are works of art from different periods: A high altar in the baroque style, a lectern from the Renaissance and a late Gothic altarpiece. The three-nave early Christian basilica that was built on the ruins of the Roman baths,  forms a complex with the nearby Church of Sveti Kvirin due to enlargements. The latter church was named after the city's patron Saint Quirin and is only reached by heading through the bell tower from the street.

The surrounding cafés have given plenty of pleasure to many guests. In the evenings the town is particularly lively and many people can be seen strolling along the streets where old stone houses closely stand side-by-side. If there are no summer events, performances or concerts happening while you are in town, it is definitely worth it to go out and experience the nightlife in the bars and clubs of the city. These are primarily found at the edge of the old town in the modern part of Krk.

As expected, Krk is a popular resort like many other places in the Kvarner Bay. It boasts a multitude of cultural particularities, but has above all a beautiful coastal landscape. In Krk there are numerous opportunities for spending the whole day around the water: comfortable walking routes along the coast and in the hinterlands of the city as well as popular beaches that are carriers of the "Blue Flag". There are many other swimming coves along the west and east coast around the city. Krk is overall a very varied holiday destination for families as well as for younger and older tourists.

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