Places near Biograd which we recommend to visit;
ZADAR – the city with a history that goes back more than 3000 years, 30km from Biograd, founded in the central area of the Croatian coast, surrounded by islands, with a wealthy hinterland and a natural protective port has been destroyed in wars and earthquakes and each time rebuilt, becoming ever more attractive and wealthier.For centuries the capital city of Dalmatia and today the centre of the region. A city with a rich heritage of world importance, visible at every step. The Roman Forum from the 1st century, St. Donatus’ Church from the 9th century is the most famous medieval basilica and trademark of the city. The reconstructed Romanesque St. Grisigono’s Church from the 12th century and the St. Mary’s bell tower from the year 1105; the St. Anastasia’s Cathedral from the 13th century; the People’s Square with the City’s Lodge and Guardhouse from the 16th century, as well as the mighty fortification walls with first class Sea(farer’s) and Land gates from the 16th century followed by the Three and Five Wells Squares and many palaces, villas and other historic monuments.
ŠIBENIK – the oldest autochthonous Croatian town on the Adriatic is situated in the best protected natural port in the centre of the eastern coast of the Adriatic, the ancient Mare Adriaticum, 45km from Biograd on the mouth of beautiful river Krka, on the foundations of rich Croatian history.The county takes pride in its two National Parks – Krka and Kornati. Its geographical position has given Šibenik a very important military and strategic role on the eastern coast of the Adriatic . Town walls, towers and fortresses had an essential role in the city’s defense. They are, to the day, the best-preserved examples of the mentioned architecture.
SKRADIN – situated on the right bank of river Krka and it is only 16 km away from Šibenik, and 60km from Biograd.The former inhabitants of Skradin were almost exclusively farmers who planted olive trees, wine grapes and fruit trees. Today they still stick to their traditional farming and because of the mixed waters in the bay there are fish and mussels farms, too. Tourism has also a long tradition here because there is no visitor or tourist who spends his/her holiday in Dalmatia and doesn’t visit Skradin and the natural phenomena of the river Krka and Franciscan island Visovac with votive shrine to Our Lady of Visovac, rich library, and cultural and art treasury.
BENKOVAC – small town in north Dalmatia, 32 km east from Zadar and 15 km northeast of Biograd. It was build up at the point where the rock and scrub of the Bukovica karst region meet the fertile Ravni Kotari plains.It is well known that Benkovac area was very populated and developed in the time of mediaeval period of Croatian state. Lots of earlycroatian monuments and churches were found in this area. However, and long time before arriving the Croats ancient people were building here theyre settlements and raised theyre monuments.Today, what is most painfully obvious to see is that this is the town which has suffered both war damage and economic problems. From its present appearance you would hardly guess the leading role the town once played in the region. Countless cultural and historical remains in the town itself and the surrounding countryside testify to this role.
NIN – small town situated 15km northwest from Zadar, and 45km from Biograd.The center of the old town is a small island, radius of 500m, which is conected to land with two bridges. The convinient position and a fertile area around the settlement enabled it to become urban, cultural and political center already in the ancient times.The most important complex from the Roman times is the Forum with Capitolium. There was a monumental temple, one of the largest on the whole coast. At the Roman Times Nin had an aqueduct and most probably thermes. The most important are the monumental sculptures of Roman emperors who stood in the Forum of Nin. During the late Antique Nin bacame one of the most important early Christian centers on the Adriatic coast.