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Omisalj

Welcome to Omišalj, the old town on the hill and the first place you will encounter after crossing the bridge!

Omišalj will welcome you with a picturesque old town center located on an 85-meter high cliff where you can explore the exceptional cultural and historical heritage and experience the spirit of the past, and an attractive coast with hotels, beaches and a marina for boats.

Thanks to the mild climate and excellent location near the bridge, the airport and the city of Rijeka, Omišalj is an attractive tourist destination with a tradition longer than 100 years.

The history of the city goes back a long way: about a thousand years before Christ, the Illyrians lived here, then the Romans, and in the 7th century. In the 19th century, Croats came here. In the 11th century, Omišalj was an important center of literacy and Glagolitic writing, in the 12th century it was mentioned as Castri musculi (from Latin Ad musculi – place of shells), and in the 15th century, the Frankopan princes of Krk built one of their four castles in it.

Today, Omišalj rightly bears the epithet of a city-monument whose cultural and architectural heritage is extremely rich. This is confirmed by the remains of the Roman city of Fulfinum from the 1st century. century and the early Christian basilica of Mirina from the 5th century. century and numerous other historical monuments.

Omišalj is particularly proud of its early medieval reliefs, of which there are more in this city alone than in some European countries!

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