white city, city of the kings, a pearl in the Adriatic and gateway to the 147 Islands of the "Kornati" archipelago.
|Sunset in Biograd
||Biograd from the south|
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Biograd n/m underwent its greatest flowering when it was capital of the medieval Croatian kings, with the King of Croatia and Hungary, Koloman, being actually crowned in the city 1102. There are a great many fascinating memories of the rich and stormy history of the region of Biograd n/m kept in the superbly interesting local museum.
Of the ancient buildings of Biograd n/m only the Basilica of St. John (11th century) survived the Venetian sacking of the town in 1125. On the other hand, on the nearby island of Pasman there is still the 800 year old monastery of St. Kuzma and St. Damjan, as well as the slightly more recent (14th century) Franciscan monastery of St. Dujam.
In neighbouring Vrana the medieval walls of the Templar Knights still defy time together with the Turkish caravanserai in Maskovic, talking volumes of the clash of civilisations that occurred not so long ago, and not so far away from the coast of the Adriatic and the town of Biograd n/m.
The place to be in the evening is "Carp I more" the Dalmatian Bar, right in the centre of the old town.
Biograd has a beautiful old town, cozy boulevard with many terraces, restaurants and bars.
There are several banks and 5 cash-points in Biograd. You can cash about € 400,- per card per day.
The local currency is Kuna. The Kuna is quiet stable and represents a value of approximately € 00,135
There are good bus connections between Biograd, Split, Zagreb, Rijeka, Zadar and Dubrovnik.
Eurolines has international bus connections with Zadar. Zadar can also be reached by train. Between Zadar and Biograd there are busses every 15 minutes (30 Km).
There are daily ferry boats between Zadar and Ancona, Bari, Triest, Venice, Rijeka, Split, and Dubrovnik.
Biograd is very close to the Zadar airport (20 km) and 95 km away from Split airport.
There are direct flights from many european airports to Zadar and Split.
Biograd has nice beaches and many activities like, sailing, wind surfing, river kayaking, water-skiing, boat trips, scuba-diving, and several land tours.
Biograd belongs to the "Zupanja" (district) of Zadar. A more familiar name for this area, which stretches from Zadar till Dubrovnik, is called Dalmatia and who doesn't know the black spotted hunting dogs that originates from this area.
Most national parks are within easy reach of Biograd.
Plitvic 140 km, Paklenica 60 km, Krka 55 km and the Kornati Islands 20 km (by boat only).