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"Makarska" Croatia Things to Do Tip by bkoon

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  Driving Along The Scenic Coastal Road
by bkoon

Not far away from Split lies Makarska. Makarska is a great destination for those who enjoy the atmosphere of stone cobbled Dalmatian streets, southern openness, all combined with a superb tourist offer. Makarska is tucked in a natural harbour fringed with the green peninsulas of Osejava and St.Peter, at the very bottom of impressive Mount Biokovo. There are secluded beaches, bare rugged rocks, straits and immense sea. And as soon as your eyes have adjusted to the azure of the sea, it is enough to cast your eyes over the roofs of Makarska to spot Mt. Biokovo thus witnessing the extraordinary amalgam of Mediterranean and mountainous. There, of butterfly and flowers one does not learn from books. After all, nature and life are far better teachers. The town is the heart of the Makarska Riviera, a long coastal strip which will surprise you by its beauty and preserved nature.

Makarska itself is a town monument. The Franciscan monastery from the 16th century, and its world renowned collection of sea shells from oceans and seas across the world is no doubt going to be a point of interest for all visiting Makarska. If the towns have - and who could deny it - soul, then the soul of Makarska is a square with a statue of famous the bard Father Andrija Kacic Miosic, dominated by St Mark's cathedral dating back to 17th century, a Venitian fountain built in 1775 next to it, and on the very waterfront St.Phillip's church (18th century). Injustice would be done if taking you through Makarska we did not mention Ivanisevic family baroque pallace in the eastern part of the old part of the town, and equally the home of Tonolli family built in late baroque style.

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  • Updated Jun 25, 2004
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