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biogradThe Creator, while giving His last touch in forming the Earth, noticed that he was still holding a handful of the cradle of mankind meant for beauty. Amazed at the unrepeated blueness of the sea that he had a moment earlier placed deep under the skirts of Europe, he dropped all this beauty into the middle of the Adriatic. So, says the legend, was the beginning of the landscape that dominates the city of Biograd.

Biograd na Moru was once considered as the crown city of Croatian kings. But today it is a well-recognised nautical and tourist centre situated at the very heart of the Adriatic Coast. The city, tailored to suit everyone’s preferences, lies on the peninsula surrounded by a promenade and contemporary marinas from which a memorable view can be seen all the way to the Pasman Channel and islets scattered in it.

Thanks to its decades-long tradition in tourism, colourful heritage and tourist offer, culinary specialities and sporting events, Biograd has become an attractive holiday destination. Moreover, it is located at the centre the Adriatic Coast, surrounded by the lasting beauty of national and nature parks.

Biograd on the sea, the Croatian crown city, for the first time mentioned in the mid10th century, was the seat of the Croatian kings and bishops in the following century. It experienced its greatest flourish as the residence of medieval Croatian emperors. In 1102, the Croatian-Hungarian king Colomanus was crowned there. Numerous factual records of tumultuous and rich history of the Biograd region have been stored in the fascinating Regional Museum.

First time mentioned in the mid 10th century, Biograd on the sea was given the role of the seat of Croatian kings and bishops in the following century. The period of its greatest flourish reached its peak when the city became the residence of the medieval Croatian emperors. In 1102 the Croato-Hungarian king Colomanus was crowned there. Numerous artefacts of the tumultuous and rich history of the Biograd region were stored in the especially interesting Regional Museum.

Biograd is a relatively small maritime city. Nevertheless, it has a rich historical background reflected in the Christian ecclesiastical buildings such as the parish church of St. Anastasia (1761), the early Romanesque church of St. Anthony (13th century) and the church of St. Rocco (16th century). Of all the ancient buildings that once existed in Biograd, only the basilica of St. John (11th century) has survived the Venetian devastation in 1125. Still, on the neighbouring island of Pasman, an 800-year old Benedictine Monastery of St. Cosmas and Damian (1125) stands alongside the Franciscan Monastery of St. Damian dating back to the 16th century.

+ Cultural Monuments

Biograd on the sea, the Croatian crown city, for the first time mentioned in the mid10th century, was the seat of the Croatian kings and bishops in the following century. It experienced its greatest flourish as the residence of medieval Croatian emperors. In 1102, the Croatian-Hungarian king Colomanus was crowned there. Numerous factual records of tumultuous and rich history of the Biograd region have been stored in the fascinating Regional Museum.

+ City History

First time mentioned in the mid 10th century, Biograd on the sea was given the role of the seat of Croatian kings and bishops in the following century. The period of its greatest flourish reached its peak when the city became the residence of the medieval Croatian emperors. In 1102 the Croato-Hungarian king Colomanus was crowned there. Numerous artefacts of the tumultuous and rich history of the Biograd region were stored in the especially interesting Regional Museum.

Biograd is a relatively small maritime city. Nevertheless, it has a rich historical background reflected in the Christian ecclesiastical buildings such as the parish church of St. Anastasia (1761), the early Romanesque church of St. Anthony (13th century) and the church of St. Rocco (16th century). Of all the ancient buildings that once existed in Biograd, only the basilica of St. John (11th century) has survived the Venetian devastation in 1125. Still, on the neighbouring island of Pasman, an 800-year old Benedictine Monastery of St. Cosmas and Damian (1125) stands alongside the Franciscan Monastery of St. Damian dating back to the 16th century.

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