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Omišalj

Omišalj - a picturesque town with a long history

The first thing you will notice when you visit Omišalj is its unique position on a cliff, 85 m above sea level. Omišalj is the northernmost town of Krk - it is located near the bridge, along the bay that has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Omišljan's old town abounds in attractions, and you will surely enjoy the walk through Omišalj. We suggest that you first visit the parish church and continue to the Dubec lookout, and then descend through the Dubec park to the port of Omišalj. In Omišalj, you can enjoy beautiful beaches.

Near Omišalj are the remains of the ancient Roman city of Fulfinum, and the ruins of a Christian basilica from the 5th century. It is a striking single-nave Christian building in the shape of a Latin cross. It is a special experience to attend the Ancient Days in Omišalj, which are held every year in July. Omisalj is an excellent choice for all history lovers and it is one of the oldest places on the island. It has a wealthy Glagolitic tradition and exceptional cultural heritage.

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Omišalj - a walk through the historic old town

The old town of Omišalj abounds in sights. You will surely enjoy the walk through the historic old town.

We suggest that you first visit the parish church of the Assumption of Mary, which preserves its invaluable sacral heritage. Today's Romanesque church from the 12/13 century hides numerous stone fragments of an older church from the 9th century that used to be on the same site.

The facade of the church is decorated with a rosette - a rose window decorated with stone lace.

Next to the church is a bell tower from the 16th century, which once served as a watch post. Continue to the Dubec lookout point, which offers a fantastic view of the entire Kvarner, and then descend through the Dubec Park to the port of Omišalj.

Attractive beaches along the coast of Omišalj

At the foot of the old town of Omišalj is the coast with very beautiful beaches, hotels and a marina.

Pesja is the most famous beach in Omišalj, located below the old town. There is access for the disabled to the beach. There are also picnic benches and a beach volleyball court. The beach is surrounded by pine trees, so you can enjoy the natural shade.

Učka Beach is located below Dubec Park next to the former Učka Hotel.

There is also the beach Jadran (Adriatic) located below the Hotel Adriatik.

The sandy-pebble beach of Pušća next to the camp of the same name is also very attractive.

Yuck and Craft beer festival in Omišalj

In Omišalj, you can attend interesting gastronomic events.

If you want to try specific traditional specialties that are highly valued and yet not for everyone's taste, be sure to visit the very colorful Yuck fest.

For beer lovers, we definitely recommend the small Craft beer fest Omišalj in a beautiful setting - in the park next to the Jadran beach.

Ancient days in Omišalj - become a Roman for 2 days

Fulfinum - Mirine Archaeological Park is a great setting for a number of events.

It is a special experience to attend the Ancient Days which are held here every year in July. This two-day event through an extremely rich program in an interesting and diverse way shows life in Roman times.

Mirine is also a phenomenal stage for a series of classical music concerts.

Archaeological Park Fulfinum - Mirine - Roman city and basilica

Near Omišalj in the bay of Sepen are the remains of the ancient Roman city of Fulfinum from the 1st century. Fulfinum was built for retired Roman soldiers. The city had the Roman urban structure and facilities. Today it is an exceptional archaeological site.

In the bay of Sepen, there are also impressive ruins of a Christian basilica from the 5th century. It is a striking single-nave Christian building in the shape of a Latin cross. The early Christian basilica in Mirine is one of the largest sacral buildings of its kind in the entire Mediterranean.

Only a hundred meters from the basilica was the Glagolitic Benedictine Abbey of St. Nicholas from the 9th century. This church and monastery were built on the former Roman baths' foundations from the 1st - 2nd century.

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