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Culture of Murter. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Murter Island first appeared on the pages of history in the 14th century. It was firstly mentioned in the written sources at those times. However, scientists are convinced that people lived here long before this date. The evidence was found near Gradina hill. The ruins of an ancient Roman settlement Colentum are located here. Presumably, the city was captured and destroyed by pirates in the 2nd century AD and the survivors did not want to restore their homes, they just left the land. Despite the venerable age, the Colentum can tell a lot about the life of the ancient Romans here.
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The Church of Our Lady is located close to the ruins. It was built in the 17th century on the place of an ancient church of the 6th century. This is evidenced by the remains of an old wall with patterns of crosses, characteristic of those times. Saint Michael's church is also a beautiful cult building. The exact time of its construction is unknown but there is no doubt that it was reconstructed in the 18th century. Its Baroque altar looks impressive.
Tisno town is the closest settlement to the mainland. It was built in the 15th century and residents decided to build a bridge that would connect the island with the coast. However, the threat of pirate raids and discontent of the islanders slowed down this project. The building of the bridge had started after the fall of the Venetian Republic. Its construction was stopped because of the protests of other residents of Murter for several times. They feared for their safety but the construction was finally completed. The bridge has undergone several reconstructions. The latter reconstruction was in 1991 when it became a drawbridge. Copyright
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The parish Church of the Holy Spirit is an interesting example of Baroque island architecture. It was built in 1548 and twice reconstructed in 1640 and 1840. The church was rebuilt and expanded both times. A bell tower was built next to the church in 1684. The Church of the virgin Caravaggio, built in the 18th century by Italian masters, is also amazing construction. The Church of St. Martin was built in the 13th century on the ruins of an early Christian Church. You can visit Tisno and admire a modern memorial dedicated to the victims of the regime of Communist Yugoslavia.
Betina is another old settlement on the island. It was first mentioned in 1423, but people lived here long ago. These lands were inhabited by Illyrians. Later, noble Romans settled here. Many finds of the ruins of villas and household items confirm these facts. However, there are more recent and well-preserved monuments. For example, the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in the Baroque style or the parish Church of St. Frane which construction dates back to the 16th century. The shipyard and the Marina have been operating for almost three centuries.
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Jezera is a small fishing village. The settlement itself is a historical monument. It was firstly mentioned in 1298. Two graves of people of noble origin belonging to the Illyrian culture were found here in 1938. A place with strange spiral stones, used by the inhabitants of the island was found two kilometres from the village. There are two 17th-century churches in Jezera: the Church of Our Lady of Health built in Baroque style and the Church St. Ivan of Trogir.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Murter
♥   Katedrala sv. Stošije (Anastazije), Zadar, 48.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Crkva sv. Antun, Knin, 51.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Lovre, Trogir, 58.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Anselma, Nin, 61 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Croatia

A lot of discoveries await at the Istrian peninsula, which is one of the most popular resorts. A huge number of monuments of architecture is located in the largest city of the peninsula, Pula. The city was founded by ancient Romans. An amphitheater that was built 2 thousand years ago, has perfectly survived there. It still hosts major events and concerts. In Porec, it is worth to visit the Euphrasian basilica, built in the 6th century, and the ancient Roman temple of Neptune. Otherwise, tourists may just stroll through the streets of the downtown. The old part of Rovinj that is rich in monuments of Romanesque style, is worth a look too. The city museum is set in a beautiful building in the Baroque style. An amazing exhibition is represented at the premises of the Franciscan Monastery. One of the most recognizable cities in Croatia is Dubrovnik, which is known for the old part of the city located on the steep shore of the Adriatic Sea. The central part for walks is Stradun Street, which is lined with limestone. There are numerous shops and sights on it. It is worth to visit the Princely Palace, built in the 15th century. The mansion is designed in a mixed Gothic and Renaissance style; the building has very impressive bas-reliefs. Another monumental structure of the old part of Dubrovnik is the Franciscan monastery of the 14th century, which has a rich courtyard. Next to it, there is the Great Fountain of Onofrio, which was a part of the water supply in the old city. Dubrovnik has numerous amazing museums. One of them is Rupe Ethnographic Museum, located in the building of a huge granary. … Open
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