Sacral objects

Church of St. John the Baptist
The main is the parish church of St. John the Baptist, the patron of Lopar. The church is located in the center, always open to its parishioners and their guests. Through summer, the Masses are kept in foreign languages and there are also organized church choir concerts, klapa concerts (male or female choir which cultivates traditional songs and Dalmatian melodies) or classical music concerts.

The annual Lopar parish feast day is known as Ivanja – the feast of St John. The parish celebration is held on 24 June every year and the locals mark the day by making lavender bundles (so-called “bubice”), which they bring to the church on this feast day.

Church of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
A much older church is the venue where the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated is the votive church of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary (the “Little Lady”, as people traditionally refer to her), mentioned as early as the 14th century in the municipal documents, is located on a hill in the pine forest, in the vicinity of the ferry port, and is frequented by both tourists and pilgrims. The altar features a wooden 14th-century late-Romanesque period relief representation of St. Anne (the mother of Mary) holding the baby Mary (the “Little Lady”), as well as votive offerings – model ships and women’s scarves. The main festivity is celebrated on 8th September, when believers from the entire island and many tourists celebrate the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The remains of St Nicholas’ Church in Sorinj, built by sailors, are still visible, as are the remains of St Rocco’s Church in the very heart of the Lopar Valley and the remains of a building on Lukovac islet.

St Nicholas’ Church
St Nicholas’ Church is located on the northern side of Cape Sorinj. 
The location itself is very significant – the cape is subject to the harsh bura wind which comes from the direction of Senj and is dangerous for sailors. So to protect them, the locals built the votive church of St Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors. The church has one nave and a semi-circular apse facing north-east, and was built in the late Middle Ages. The restoration of the church to its original function is one of the priorities of the Lopar municipality, so that the faithful can continue their centuries-old devotion to St Nicholas.
Chapel of St Rocco
The small chapel of St Rocco is located in the Lopar Valley, south of the main road. The walls of the chapel are made of roughly worked limestone and Rab sandstone. St Rocco is the saint called upon for help against the plague and other contagious diseases, as well as leg, arm and skin diseases. Since the island of Rab was devastated by the plague several times during its history, the chapel of St Rocco was built in the middle of the Lopar Valley.

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Paradise samba festival - Lopar
Our Paradise Beach has a compelling resemblance to famous Brazilian Copacabana, so what better place to choose for the home of a Festival of Samba?
Festival of sand sculptures
Every June the Paradise Beach, becomes an open-air atelier for young artists who are building original sand sculptures during our Festival of Sand Sculptures
MTB 4 Islands
MITAS 4 islands is a thrilling mountain bike race over 4 islands of Kvarner Bay. A race where islands are stages, goat paths are trails and the sea plays hide and seek!

AEROBIC acitivities on beach

PARADISE BEACH ČRNIKA - Monday - Saturday 10am

LIVAČINA BEACH- Monday - Wednesday - Friday from 5pm

GORNJI MEL BEACH - Thuesday and Thursday from 5pm

Sand sculpture festival 2021

Sand sculpture Festival Lopar 2021 will be held from June 29 to July 02 at the Paradise Beach!

Edukativna šetnja poučnom stazom Capo Fronte

Uz organizirano vodstvo, bit ćete upoznati s arheološki značajnim lokalitetima koje skrivaju mediteranski pejzaži Dundova i Kalifronta. U uvali sv. Mare bit će napravljena duža pauza uz mogućnost kupanja u moru.

Geopark Lopar

The Lopar Geomorphologic Garden, part of the Rab Island Geopark, with a total of 50 marked geological points, is rich in geologically interesting features and rare flora

Rab island Trail

Rab Island Trail is one of the most popular racetracks in the Croatian Trekking League, which has been held since 2007. Participants participate in 3 categories for men and 3 for women.

Birth of Little Mary

The celebration begins early in the morning (September 8), when pilgrims accompanied by numerous tourists gather around the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and services are held at 10:00, 15:00 and 17:00.

Mesopust in Lopar

(The Masquerades of Lopar) are the pride of the village since their tradition is over 150 years old. Lopar is the only village in the island of Rab that has preserved and nurtured the carnival tradition, with authentic masquerade and rituals.

Sand Sculpture Festival

Paradise Beach is becoming a surreal world of breathtaking sand sculptures! Participate in our sand sculpture festival and enjoy the art of making sand sculptures!

Rab Archaeological Traces

The project Rab Archaeological (T)races was developed on the idea of an open-air museum, presenting about 30 archaeological sites in the area of the island of Rab.

Activities

For all those who want to spend their sunny vacation actively, indulge in the adventurous and sporting spirit and relax on the island of Rab.
We offer a number of modern sports fields, including tennis courts and an indoor soccer field with artificial grass.

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

Sand paradise

Rich culture and history

An oasis of natural beauty

LOPAR otok Rab