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Biograd na Moru

Biograd na Moru

Located in an inlet of the  Pašman Canal, the small Biograd na Moru (www.biogradnamoru.hr) played a prominent role in the history of Croatia. The first written record of the town dates back to the 11th century when it was the seat of the Croatian kings and a religious centre. The Benedictian monastery was founded in 1059, the Convent of St. Thomas was built ten years later. The first Hungarian-Croatian king, Coloman the 'Book-lover' was crowned here in 1102.

The Republic of Venice ruled the area from 1125.

Getting here & around

By car

Zagreb (A1) - Bosiljevo junction (A1) - exit Benkovac (road 503) - Biograd na Moru.
Motorway tolls: Zagreb – Benkovac     128 Kn

By bus
Zadar - Biograd na Moru 24 Kn

Šibenik - Biograd na Moru 32 Kn
The airport of Zadar (Zemunik airport) lies a 30 minute drive from here.

Tourist information

The tourist office is located in the immediate vicinity of the port.

Trg hrvatskih velikana 2.

Tel: +385 23 383 123

internet: www.tzg-biograd.hr


Church of St. Anastasia

St Anastasia church

Trg Svete Stošije

The Baroque parish church is situated in the middle of the old town, in a lovely garden. It was built in 1751, not far from the former cathedral of Biograd. According to historians the Hungarian king, Coloman the Book-lover was crowned king of Croatia in this cathedral in 1102. The cathedral was destroyed in a Venetian attack in 1125.

Town Museum

Biograd muzeum

Obala P. Krešimira IV 20.

Opening hours: Jul, Aug Mon-Sat 9.00 - 12.00 and 18.00 - 23.00

                      in the winter Mon-Fri 7.00 - 15.00

Admission charge: 10 Kn

The building of the former district court houses the museum. The most interesting collection is the load of a sunk 16th-century Venetian ship. The shipwreck was found in 1967. The finds comprise caps, scissors, glasses, dishes, clothes and razors.


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