Nin used to be inhabited by the nobles
Favorite thing: Being royal town, with long and rich history, the city of Nin offers many cultural and historical monuments, lots of them exposed to the visitors when strolling around. Those most significant are kept in the city museum which is worth of visiting. Be attentive when strolling around not to miss them. The city of Nin was a royal town, and its old core was mostly inhabited by the nobles.
Fondest memory: Glagoljica (Glagolitic Alphabet) is the oldest known Slavic alphabet, in use fro the 9th century. The werb "glagoliti" means to speak. The creation of the characters is attributed to Saints Cyril and Methodus.
Characteristic boat from Nin
Favorite thing: Right next to the bridge and the Upper Gate there is a small boat floating in the sae water. It is remake of ancient type of boat which is known under the name of Condura Croatica. The two of such boats, from the 11th century, and still very well preserved can be seen it the city museum.
Condura Croatica used to be warship, characteristic for its shallow draft and fast speed by rowers. According to legend, King Tomislav used to have 15.000 rowers in the town of Nin only.
The Weather in Nin
Favorite thing: Due to Nin belongs to the same area, I have added the weather in Zadar with One and Two links.
Favorite thing: Archbishop Grgur Ninski was chancellor of croatian royal court. In the 10th century he was the one who pleaded old Slavic to became liturgical language in the churches, as well as glagolitsa (old croatian alphabet) in scripts. The monumental sculpture, work and donation of world famous croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrovic, stands on Višeslav Square, right behind the parish church.
The same sculptures to Grgur Ninski, all donations by Ivan Meštrovis, stands in the town of Varaždin and Split. The one in Split is of much bigger proportions.
Salt - pan
Favorite thing: Most of the locals engaged in the agriculture or tourism, which are seasonals works. There exist no industry in the town of Nin or its close surroundings, except for the small salt-pan factory. There are number of huge salt-fileds right across the Upper Gate stone-bridge.
Favorite thing: Nin is situated about 20km north of Zadar, it is small town but rich of history which goes back to pre-christian times. It was one of the main settlements of the Liburnians until the arrival of the Romans who named it Aenona. Nin has very important role in the history of Croats, being the oldest Croatian Royal town.
This small but very beautiful town is very rich in cultural and historical monuments as well in archaeological findings and collections. Nin has an exceptional type of city-church complex, which is unique in the entire Mediterranean region.
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