Rab Town attractions

Top Choice Tower in Rab Town

St Mary's Campanile

Dating from the 12th century, this is Rab’s tallest bell tower and one of the most beautiful on the entire Croatian coast. The 26m edifice is topped with an octagonal pyramid surrounded by a Romanesque balustrade, a…
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Church of the Assumption

It hasn't been a cathedral since 1828, when the diocese was dissolved, but locals still refer to this, their grandest church, as the katedrala. Its striking facade has stripes of pink and cream stone, and a Gothic-s…
Monastery in Rab Town

Monastery of St Euphemia

A 2.5km walk heading north along the seaside promenade from Rab's old town brings you to this peaceful Franciscan monastery, dating from the 13th century. The monks have a small museum with old manuscripts and relig…
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Holy Cross Church

This 13th-century church takes its present name from a crucifix upon which, in 1556, the image of Christ was said to have wept due to the immoral conduct of the people of Rab. Sadly, the miraculous cross was lost in…
Viewpoint in Rab Town

Viewpoint

For a great view over Rab's rooftops, including all four bell towers, head to the northwesternmost corner of the old town and look for a small courtyard containing fragments of old monuments. Stone stairs lead up fr…
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St Anthony the Abbot's Church

At the eastern tip of the old town, this church attached to a still-operating Franciscan convent has lots of inlaid marble and a carving of a seated St Anthony decorating the altar. It's the final resting place of S…
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St Andrew's Monastery

Founded in 1018, this Benedictine monastery has Rab’s oldest bell tower (1181) and a still-functioning bell dating from 1396. Peer through the railings at the church's triple nave; some of the plasterwork has been r…
Park in Rab Town

Komrčar Park

This 8.3-hectare park abuts the old town and stretches along the coast to the marina at Palit. It was originally used as a place to graze cattle but was planted in forest in the 19th century, much to the consternati…
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St Justine's Church

This semiderelict church has a bell tower dating from 1672. It’s located beside pretty Trg Slobode, which has a holm oak tree and sea vistas. Below is an easily accessible stretch of shingle/concrete beach for foot-…
Ruins in Rab Town

St John the Evangelist's Church

It's thought that parts of this atmospherically ruined Romanesque basilica date as far back as the 5th century. Today, amid assorted rubble, only a handful of columns are still standing, along with the restored 12th…