Krk – Town, Otok Krk
The Cathedral of Krk and Saint Quirinus church form a complex.
The church of Saint Quirinus has a bell tower with an angel playing a trumpet on the top. Inside there is an exibition of sacred art; you have to climb some stairs to go there. After your visit, you pass through a door and go downstairs where you get inside the Cathedral. This was built in 1188 where there had been a V century basilica. This had been built on the site of a Roman spa.
There is a very nice harbor loaded with boats, many of which go out to fish daily. There also is a riva along the water edge, and the strolling is very nice--Do not eat in the restaurants there because of the extremely high prices.
This is located at the south end of the town along the water edge. It was built by the Frankopans of Croat descent in 1191 per the inscription on the entry. The Romans first began the construction of a defensive fort on this corner of the island, in about 200 AD. Continual add-ons over they years took place. After the 1191 major build, there were further completion stage, and in 1348, it was declared to be finished. The irony is that the castle/fort does not look like it has been open for quite some time and trash was laying around the entrance.
As part of seeing the church, you are walked through the treasure before being guided to a balcony overlooking the main part of the church. They have religious items such as cloaks, paintings, some icons, and some reliquary as well as coins and a couple of statues. The area is not that big, but has a little of everything. Price to enter is $3
This is a very nice church that has been set up to collect entry fees for the treasury and to see the church inside. The charge is only $2 or $3, but is "cheapens" the reverence of such a monument. Tours and tour buses drop off hundreds of people which come here and while we were there, about 200 hundred were in the church.
The church is called Church of Assumption of Blessed Mary. It is a three nave church that was built in the 5th or 6th century, but the site has another prior church from the 4th century. The current style and design is from around 1186, when it was modernized.
This well preserved fortified defense castle with four bastions by the sea dates back in the 12th century. It was erected by the Frankopan Counts, the medieval rulers of the island and the town of Krk. Today, the castle is mostly used for concerts and festivals.
The religious architecture complex of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the 5th century with the churches of St Margaret and St Quirinus, patron saint of the town (11th/12th centuries), in which there is an exhibition of religious items, and a bell tower from the 18th century.
Krk town has a nice waterfront with several restaurants and cafes.
One of the main sights of the town is the cathedral that forms a complex with the church of Saint Quirinus (see tip).
Vela Placa; the town main square has a Medieval tower with a clock (XVI century) and an ancient well.
This is the main square (or plaza if you like), where the previous clock tower/cityhall is located. Maybe somebody can remind me it's name.
Nicely paved streets, like all the settlements in this part of the world. They had a marvelous stone for builders, it also comes from the Island Brac (thanks JLBG).
Huge and well preserved fortified defence castle with four bastions by the sea dates back in the 12th century. It was erected by the Frankopan Counts, the medieval rulers of the island and the town of Krk. Frankopans, along with Subic-Zrinski, were the most powerful noble families in the medieval Croatia.
Today, especially during the summer season, the castle stage outstanding concerts and performances. The Jazz Festival is worth of your attention.
The Cathedral was first mentioned in a written document from 1189.Research on this as well as other documents has proven that the cathedral existed in early Christian times. The most significant elements to confirm this are: the Bishop's cathedra (seat), Scola cantorum (organs and choir) and a baptistery in a separate chapel outside the church. The Cathedral is dedicated to the Holy Virgin Mary.
The cathedral is adjoined by the church of St. Quirinus, the only church of an early period in Croatia that has a ground and first floor. It was built of white stone from the area and is a fine example of Romanesque architecture.
We entered town into a square with a blocky town hall on whose facade was a curious clock with a 24 hr face!. Next to it was a well, fashioned from old carved stone plates ,rebuilt after their recent discovery. Further on we came to Kamplin Trg and the Citadel incorporating some of the town walls, Nearby was the Cathedral and the church Sv. Kirin which share a fine tower (of 1515). All of these were of fine white stone. The town was similarly paved of large flat stone slabs which made our old feet feel young. Our guides did not recognize that we might have the energy to enter these buildings , so we went on, but my guide books infer that there are some things of interest in the churches,possibly better than in the shops off-season.
If I'm not mistaken, this should be the old city hall building of the town of Krk. It is located in the main plaza of the city, walking from the shore to the cathedral. You can't miss it (no other way around)
As there are almost no hotels in Krk (one or two maybe), the most popular kind of accomodation is private housing. You will see that almost every household advertise private logging in one or more its apartments, from which if you are lucky, you will have a magnificant view to the sea! For prices and other details, see the nearest tourist information desk!
To make sure there is no confusion here, there is an island Krk and an old city Krk, and this tip is city related ok? If you want to be accomodated in a hotel, please visit Malinska, Baska or other smaller or bigger places on the Krk island.
I was looking for something old, ornate and unique. I found a building that as old, but renovated, and now had a computer operation inside that apparently was tied to the town activities.