Things to do in Biograd na Moru
Biograd na Moru is a royal Croatian city first mentioned in the mid-tenth century, while in the 11 century was the seat of Croatian kings and bishops. The largest city flourished as the capital of the medieval Croatian rulers, and in 1102 in Biograd na Moru was crowned the Croatian-Hungarian king Koloman. Biograd, town and port is in northern Dalmatia, 28 km south of Zadar. Biograd is today a modern tourist and nautical centre in the middle of the Adriatic coast. Biograd is close to National Parks: Kornati, Paklenica, Krka, Plitvice Lakes and Northern Velebit, Vrana Lake Nature Park, and the historical towns of Zadar, Sibenik and Nin your stay in Biograd will make unforgettable.
What to see in Biograd na Moru
Church of St Rocco
Church of St Rocco is votive Church from 16th century, which was built in honour of St Rocco, protector of patients of the plague. This church is open during the summer for sightseeing; just on a day of St Rocco is performed liturgy.
Church of St Anastasia
Church of St Anastasia is the parish church. On the remains of the Biograd’s Cathedral in which is crowned king Koloman. The Church of St Anastasia was built in the 18th century. The interior is decorated with the Baroque altar from the 17th century.
The Franciscan Monastery
The Franciscan Monastery was founded in the 14th century, and it contains valuable Baroque saintly images, and a rich library.
The Church of St Anthony
The Church of St Anthony dating back to the 13th century, it was built in the early Romanesque style. It hosts a variety of art exhibitions.
Monastery of St John Evangelist
Monastery of St John Evangelist was a Benedictine monastery, which is around 1060 raised the Croatian King Petar Kresimir IV. From Biograd monasteries there are only foundations, at whose outline can be concluded that it was a three-aisled basilica. The remains are located (tucked) in the city centre, which was one of the headquarters of the Croatian rulers.
Heritage Museum of Biograd na Moru
Heritage Museum is autonomous and the only cultural institutions in Biograd area. It preserves valuable cultural heritage from the rich past of Biograd Riviera and surrounding area. It is located in central part, on the very coast of Biograd.
Drazica Beach is the main beach. It stretches almost from the centre of the camp to the bay and sandy bays bay. This beach is pebbly with sand and gradually entering into the sea and for several years in a row was awarded with the Blue Flag. On the beach are various attractions – discos, saltwater pool (free entrance), where the evening musical concerts. On the beach are also a great slide, and the possibility of renting a variety of sports equipment such as pedal boats, canoes, jet skis and boats. Sports ground volleyball, children’s swings, tennis courts; a diving centre is just part of the rich tourist offers. The entire length of the beach to camp Soline extends a promenade where there are numerous restaurants, pastry shops and cafes. The beach has sanitary facilities – changing rooms, adapted for disabled access, service, first aid and rescue service.
What to do in Biograd na Moru
Sports and Recreation
Biograd na Moru offer a lot of sport and recreational facilities. At only 10 minutes walk from the city center, in a pine forest, near the beach Drazice, there is a tennis center with night lighting, which has 14 tennis clay courts and six courts with hard surface. In the immediate vicinity are also fields for football, basketball, handball, mini golf, bowling and more.
Biograd na Moru is just an ideal starting destination for boaters. In Biograd has built a marina with 1,000 berths and 200 places on the land, service, guarded parking for about 700 vehicles, and other supporting services.
In town operates several charter agencies, and yacht club. The best time for sailing in Croatia is between April and October when there are plenty of sun, and the sea is suitable for swimming.
The waters around the town are ideal for lovers of scuba diving, for professionals, but also for those who want to make the first steps in exploring the deep-sea.
Lovers of sport and recreational fishing, either freshwater or sea, in Biograd you will find the perfect location for the realization of his hobbies. In the hinterland of the city, only five kilometres away, stretches Vrana Lake, one of the biggest Croatian lake and Nature Park. Because of that, otherwise freshwater lake enter in the saline water in it are present and sea and freshwater fish species.
Lovers of biking have many opportunities for this sport near Biograd.