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Zadar Region

Pag

 

 

The island of Pag, apart from being one of the largest and longest Croatian islands, can also be proud of one of the most valuable island cultural heritages. Dating from The Reneaissance era, the systematically built Pag’s city core was created by the renowned Croatian architect, Juraj Dalmatinac. Its centre still contains one of the most interesting monuments of Pag – the Romanesque Church of Assumption which was first mentioned in 1192.

 

 

The chapels, remains of the town walls and towers, and numerous churches also bear witness to the long history of this town. However, Pag is perhaps primarily known for its cultural heritage of lace and folk costumes. Therefore, the lace of Pag was enlisted on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. Every piece of lace is unique and the secret of its making is handed down from generation to generation within Pag’s families, a source of pride for the locals.

 

Gastronomic specialties are other special features of this island – the Pag cheese and salt, as well as lamb, olives and wine are worldly renowned among true gourmets. On the island of Pag you can still see the old way of salt production in small clay pools filled with sea water.

 

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