The first thing many people think of when they think of the town of Rab must be the four famous bell-towers of Rab and the representation of the town as a ship with four masts: the bell-tower of the Church of the Assumption of Mary – the Cathedral, the bell-tower of St. John the Apostle (located next to the remains of the church), the bell-tower of the Church of St Andrew the Apostle and the bell-tower of the Church of St Justina.
The tumultuous and glorious history of the island and the town resulted in a rich cultural and historical heritage, which is reflected in the architecture of sacral and other objects, monumental heritage, and archaeological findings, tradition and customs. The spirit of the past times can still be felt if you take a walk down the streets of the town. During the summer months, the streets and town squares are flooded with tourists and street vendors.
If you start in the direction of Kampor, near the end of the St Euphemia cove, you will find the St Bernardino Franciscan monastery with its two churches (church of St Euphemiaandchurch of St Bernardino) and the museum, where you can see paintings, valuable old books, church art, an ethnographic collection, a numismatic collection, etc…
The patron of the island is St Christopher: according to the legend, the island was saved from attackers for several times by his intercession.
The reliquary (chasse) for the saint’s scull dating from the 12th century is kept in the sacral collection of the Rab cathedral.
Rab has won numerous awards, among which these stand out: 2004. Rab – the best tourist destination in Croatia, 2005. “Silver Flower of Europe”, as one of the most arranged and desirable European destinations in general. Local people are particularly proud of its Blue Flags.
Lopar offers daily half-day boat trips with a glass bottom in the waters of Lopar and Goli Otok and Grgur.
Special features of Lopar
Rich culture and history
An oasis of natural beauty