Sights Omišalj

Park Dubec
Predromanički plutej

The natural park Dubec, Omišalj

The fact that there is a cave in the vincity of a village Rudine above Slivanjska has been known for over a hundres year and its entrance used to be a simple hole in the ground. ever since then has stirred the imagination of people with its secrets and the beauty of its calcine ornamentation. According to a story, smuggler’s treasure is hidden in the cave, and with the first curious visitors there began a gradual widening of its narrow passages, so that people could move trought it more freely. The illumination of the cave by electric light brought a significant rise of interest for the rich galleries filled with numeruous stalactites, stalagmites and calcine pillars. The cave’s length (about 110 m), spaciousness, beauty and interesting sedimented forms are truly breathtalking. The cave temperature is between 10 and 13 ºC all year round and occasional leaks and moisture occur only after long periods of rain.

Foot paths are maintaned and safe, enabling anybody to visit the cave, children and elderly included. This cave is one more item on the long list of cultural and natural attractions of the island Krk. Owning to its northwest position on the island, it offers the possibility of a visit and tours to both guests of Krk and the Crikvenica riviera..

Mirine Fulfinum
Crkva Rođenja Blažene Djevice Marije

Mirine-Fulfinum, island Krk

Ancient town and early Christian complex in the bay of Sepen by Omišalj In the bay of Sepen by Omišalj, in the I. century A.D., a new roman town Fulfinum was built for the needs of the veterans of the Flavian emperors. Municipium Flavium Fulfinum was built according to the usual town-planning scheme: on a flat area with rectangular communication lines. The navigable bay made possible the construction of a protected harbour, while the fertile soil rich in water sources was a base for the development of the town. The town had all the facilities needed for life in the antiquity: a forum with the Capitol and the basilica, port facilities with the commercial quarter, thermae, suburban communication lines with cemeteries and the water supply system. With the fall of the antique civilisation, Fulfinum was probably one of its first victims; envisaged as a town of high civil accomplishments, open and fragile, it was sensitive to the turmoils of life in the late antiquity and therefore it fell together with the civilisation that had created it. Nevertheless, the disappearance of this town, which like humans had its own destiny, left traces that are reflected in the changes of the spirit and the form; life continued among its ruins. In the suburbs of this antique town, an early Christian complex (Mirine) was built in the V. century, which is connected to the Benedictine monastery of St. Nicholas.

Memorial House of Krk Folklore
Memorial House of Krk Folklore

Memorial House of Krk Folklore

Ancient town and early Christian complex in the bay of Sepen by Omišalj In the bay of Sepen by Omišalj, in the I. century A.D., a new roman town Fulfinum was built for the needs of the veterans of the Flavian emperors. Municipium Flavium Fulfinum was built according to the usual town-planning scheme: on a flat area with rectangular communication lines. The navigable bay made possible the construction of a protected harbour, while the fertile soil rich in water sources was a base for the development of the town. The town had all the facilities needed for life in the antiquity: a forum with the Capitol and the basilica, port facilities with the commercial quarter, thermae, suburban communication lines with cemeteries and the water supply system. With the fall of the antique civilisation, Fulfinum was probably one of its first victims; envisaged as a town of high civil accomplishments, open and fragile, it was sensitive to the turmoils of life in the late antiquity and therefore it fell together with the civilisation that had created it. Nevertheless, the disappearance of this town, which like humans had its own destiny, left traces that are reflected in the changes of the spirit and the form; life continued among its ruins. In the suburbs of this antique town, an early Christian complex (Mirine) was built in the V. century, which is connected to the Benedictine monastery of St. Nicholas.

Other sights

In the Omišalj area were and still are present many church buildings with significant cultural and historical value. In the first place there is the parish church of the Assumption. The church was mentioned in 1180, but is probably older. It has a very nicely constructed rose window dated to 1405 at the front. Stomorina feast, celebrated on 16th August, or the day after the feast of the Assumption is related to this church.

  • Town Loggia dated to the 16th century in the past served as a courtroom and the place to conduct public affairs.
  • Chapel of St. Anthony dated to the 6th century. Chapel of St. Jelena dated to the 15th century, which keeps a tablet that testifies of the construction of plumbing in the Roman town of Fulfinum.
  • Chapel of St. Cyril, one of the oldest churches and chapels.                                                                                  
  • Smitir – remnants of the old cemetery.
  • “Lapidarij” gallery, Placa, Omišalj
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