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TOWN OF NIN (distance 62 km)


In the past, Nin was the royal seat of Croatian Kings and the Bishop. It is situated some 18 km north of Zadar. Duke Branimir received royal recognition from the Pope here in 879. In the centre of town, even today, there stands the marvellous small Church of St. Kriza (Cross), an example of early Croatian architecture. It is of the same Greek cross shape as St. Vida's Church in Zadar, with the name and title of the first head of state, Godecaja engraved above the portal. The engraved inscription for a long time posed a secret but was resolved by M. Pejakovic of Dubrovnik. The building was erected to serve as a clock and calendar giving the time all through the year by the position of the setting sun. At the beginning of the 12th century, just in front of Nin, on a small hill, the little church consecrated to St. Nicholas was built. Near the road leading to town there stands a statue of Bishop Grgur of Nin, the work of the well-known Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, who also made a smaller copy of this statue which now stands in Split.

We can offer sightseeing of the old city centre under guidance of the tourist guide .



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