Lying at the foot of Biokovo mountain, Makarska (www.makarska.hr) is the largest resort on the stunning Makarska riviera. The forerunner of the town, the Roman Mucrum, was situated higher up, on the hillside. It was inhabited by the Neretvan tribe who wringed independence from the Republic of Venice in return for protecting the southern territories.
Still, in the 15th century the Ottomans managed to occupy and destroy Mucrum. Although the town came to life again after the Ottomans left, an earthquake sealed the town's fate for good. After the disaster the residents built up the new town, Makarska next to the port.

Getting here & around

By car

Zagreb (A1) – Bosiljevo junction (A1) - exit Zagvozd (road 76 and 8) - Makarska.
Motorway tolls: Zagreb – Zagvozd    195 Kn

When arriving to town road 8 forks to Vukovarska and Ante Starčevića streets. Take the latter one and turn to the right into Kralja Zvonimira street to get to the port.
Parking on Obala Kralja Tomislava costs 10 Kn / hour. A bit further from the coast prices sink to 7 Kn / hour.

By bus
The bus terminal is situated in Ante Starčevića street.

Makarska - Split (buses run several times in every hour)

Makarska - Dubrovnik (5 buses daily)

By boat

Makarska - Sumartin (island Brač)

Ferry tickets

Tourist information


Obala Kralja Tomislava 16. 
Tel: +385 21 612 002

internet: www.makarska-info.hr

e-mail: info@makarska-info.hr
Working hours:  Jun-Sep: daily, 7.00-22.00 and Oct–May: Mon-Fri 7.00-14.00

Biokovo Nature Park
Marineta - Mala obala 16.
Tel: +385 (0)21 616 924
e-mail: info@pp-biokovo.hr

St. Mark's Cathedral

St. Mark church

Trg Fra Andrije Kačića Miošića

Dominating Makarska's main square, this 18th-century church has a marble interior. In the treasury portraits of Makarska's bishops and some 16th-century icons are on show.
In front of the church a nice baroque fountain and the statue of the poet Andrija Kačić Miošić can be seen.

Malacological Museum

Franciscan monastery

Franjevački put 1.

Opening hours: summer 9.00-12.00 and 17.00-19.00, winter 11.00-12.00
Admission charge: 10 Kn


The cellar of the Franciscan monastery hosts this magnificant collection of shells and snails. If still interested, visit the Museum of fish, crustaceans, molluscs (Fra Filipa Grabovca bb) to find out more about sea animals.


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