Biograd na moru

Biograd, city and port in Central Dalmatia, 28 km south from Zadar.

It is located on a small peninsula and the mainland. On the west side of the city is beach Bošana – largest city pebble beach
with all the entertaiment, sports and accommodation facilities and on the south side of the city
is beach Soline- large sandy beach surrounded by pine trees. In front of the city are islands Planac and St. Katarina.

Biograd is local commercial and transportation center with good transport links with its hinterland, surrounding coastal villages and cities and the island of Pašman.

Adriatic Highway
passes through the city and 15 km north is Benkovac-entrance on the highway Zagreb-Split.

Biograd
is the center of the Riviera, which includes: St. Petar, Turanj, St. Filip i Jakov, Biograd, Pakoštane and Drage, as well as places on the island of Pašman: Tkon, Kraj, Pašman, Barotul, Mrljane, Neviđane, Dobropoljana, Banj and Ždrelac and the island Vrgada.

 

 

History of Biograd

Biograd is an old Croatian royal town. It was first mentioned in mid-tenth century, while in the 11th century it was the seat of Croatian kings and bishops.

Izvor: TZ Biograd

The city was spectacular in the middle Ages and in 1102. Croatian – Hungarian king Koloman was crowned here.

Many evidence of it`s rich history are kept in the City museum.

Such a small town, but so rich in history: St. Stošija church (1761), St. Ante romanic church(XIII century), St. Roko church (XVI century), St. Ivan basilica(XI century) that survived the Venetian demolition in 1125., 800 years old Benedictine monastery St. Kuzme and Damjan (1128) and Franciscan monastery St. Dujmo from XVI century on the island of Pašman…