Stari Grad, Croatia

What is Stari Grad, Croatia known for?


singing

an art collection and Juraj Plancic Gallery. (Website: www.stari-grad-museum.net) * '''Music School''' "Toma Cecchini" is a branch of the Music School "Josip Hatze" in Split. * '''Faros Kantaduri''' traditional Dalmatian singing group founded in 1995, blending Gregorian Chant with the multipart harmonies of Dalmatian Klapa. (Website: www.faroski-kantaduri.hr) * '''St. Stevens Church Singers

''', some of whom are also members of Klapa "Garmica", a traditional Dalmatian singing group. * During the summer months, art and cultural events are organized, such as workshops on ancient Faros, classical languages and culture, archaeological restoration of mosaics and pottery, open singing, puppetry and painting for children. Archeology The town itself, and the surrounding area are rich in archaeological sites dating from pre-history and classical times. Permanent exhibitions


dedication

down or captured their ships, and burned their weapons in dedication to their god. This battle meant the loss of the most important strategic Liburnian positions in the centre of the Adriatic, resulting in their final retreat to their main ethnic region, Liburnia, and their complete departure from the Italic coast, apart from Truentum. In Roman times, the town became known as Faria, which was turned into Hvar by the incoming Slav population. When the administrative capital of the island


music school

an art collection and Juraj Plancic Gallery. (Website: www.stari-grad-museum.net) * '''Music School''' "Toma Cecchini" is a branch of the Music School "Josip Hatze" in Split. * '''Faros Kantaduri''' traditional Dalmatian singing group founded in 1995, blending Gregorian Chant with the multipart harmonies of Dalmatian Klapa. (Website: www.faroski-kantaduri.hr) * '''St. Stevens Church Singers


quot fishing

, marine biologist * Petar Hektorović (1487–1572), poet, author of "Ribanja i ribarskog prigovaranja (Fishing and Fishermen’s Talk)" * Tomislav Kaljatić Maroević (1955), bishop * Dinko Lupi, opera singer * Šime Ljubić (1822–1896), archaeologist * Janez Maroević, marathon runner * Tonko Maroević, academician * Ivo Maroević Špuntin (1937–2007), art historian * Petar Nisiteo (1774–1866), historian, archaeologist * Bartol Petrić (1899–1974), artist * John Tadich (founder


comic plays

;''' Amateur theatre troop, dating from 1893, specialises in comic plays * '''Town Library''' is the direct descendent of the "Croatian National Reading Room" founded in 1874. The Town Library is now located in the Town Hall, built 1893. * '''Stari Grad Museum''' is housed in the former Palaca Biankini. Special exhibits show a reconstruction of an ancient Greek shipwreck, the archaeological collection from the Stari Grad Plain, and a 19th-century Captain's room. In addition, the Museum houses


main focus

the larger political body of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Austro-hungarian empire). The 19th century was peaceful, and a time of prosperity for the entire island. However, the advent of phylloxera destroyed the island's grapevines, and the town's sailing vessels could not compete with the new steam ships. Large numbers of people moved away to start a new life elsewhere. Today, Stari Grad is again rebuilding itself, this time with tourism as the main focus. The town has much to offer visitors


site history

-historic times, and the Greek field layout is still largely intact, thanks to continuing maintenance over the years of its dry stone walls. In 2008, the Stari Grad Plain became a UNESCO protected world heritage site. History The area around present day Stari Grad was settled by the neolithic tribes of the Hvar culture who occupied the island between 3500 and 2500 BC, and who traded with other settlements around the Mediterranean


classical

''', some of whom are also members of Klapa "Garmica", a traditional Dalmatian singing group. * During the summer months, art and cultural events are organized, such as workshops on ancient Faros, classical languages and culture, archaeological restoration of mosaics and pottery, open singing, puppetry and painting for children. Archeology The town itself, and the surrounding area are rich in archaeological sites dating from pre-history and classical times. Permanent exhibitions

* '''Tvrdalj Castle''' - Residence of the Renaissance poet Petar Hektorović, built 16th century * '''Trg Škor''' - Baroque Square dating from 17th-18th century * '''Palace Biankini''' - neorenaissance house with a court and garden, which today houses the Stari Grad Museum. (Website:Museum of Stari Grad) * '''House and Mausoleum of Šime Ljubića''', Classical style, built 1887 * '''Mill (Mlin na vjetar)''' - south side of the harbour File:Mlin


major architectural

Riva) was extended and the town underwent a major architectural and urban transformation, resulting in the town structure we see today. In 1797 Napoleon overthrew the Venetian Republic, and Hvar briefly became part of the Austrian Empire. When the French also took over Austria, they conferred the status of an autonomous province on the town of Stari Grad. With the fall of the Napoleonic Empire, Stari Grad became part of the Dalmatian Kingdom (Kingdom of Dalmatia), within


ancient part

February 1, 2015 location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada One of the oldest towns in Europe, its position at the end of a long, protected bay and next to prime agricultural land, has long made it attractive for human settlement. Stari Grad is also a municipality within the Split-Dalmatia County. The most ancient part of Stari Grad falls within the UNESCO Protected World Heritage Site of the Stari Grad Plain, while the entire municipality lies within the surrounding

Stari Grad, Croatia

'''Stari Grad''' (literally ''Old Town'') is a town on the northern side of the island of Hvar in Dalmatia, Croatia. url http: thechronicleherald.ca travel 1266530-croatia-journey-to-my-ancestral-home title Croatia: Journey to my ancestral home last Zann first Lenore authorlink Lenore Zann date January 30, 2015 work The Chronicle-Herald accessdate February 1, 2015 location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada One of the oldest towns in Europe, its position at the end of a long, protected bay and next to prime agricultural land, has long made it attractive for human settlement. Stari Grad is also a municipality within the Split-Dalmatia County.

The most ancient part of Stari Grad falls within the UNESCO Protected World Heritage Site of the Stari Grad Plain, while the entire municipality lies within the surrounding buffer zone.

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