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— Explore The Town of Kastav...
Kastav has been built on a hill at 365 meters above the Kvarner, on the northern Adriatic. It is situated in immediate proximity of Rijeka, the biggest Croatian port, and of Opatija’s Riviera, one of Croatia’s favorite touristic destinations. Elevated above the city noise, Kastav has, during the long centuries and in step with the time, preserved its rich history, the numerous precious architectural monuments and other monuments, the culture, the tradition and the untouched nature. Kastav offers everything – from the musical and theatrical quality staging, up to the local feasts and the carnival parties, as well as recreation in the nature, museum and monument tours, followed by magnificent gastronomic and enological pleasures. During the history Kastav has been administrative, economic and cultural center of Istria and the coast. Of the greatness and importance of Kastav in the first centuries witnesses today also the old town nucleus surrounded by the medieval city walls adorned with nine towers. This old town nucleus was and remains today the center of all the Kastav area that in ancient times reached the slopes of Učka. Kastav will offer to every visitor an experience which he will remember with pleasure. The history and architecture lovers will surely enjoy the walk near the old city wall, discovering signs of passed times between the old walls and the narrow streets; traces that can be found all over – from the Fortica square,
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proceeding to the old city loggia, and then through the arcade (Voltica) up to the Museological collection of Kastav’s area (Muzejska zbirka Kastavštine) and then forward again toward Lokvina square up to the Church of Saint Helen the Cross Bearer on the top of the hill and to the Žudika, the most northern tower. The Kastav area is a location that is appealing in every period of the year. It is especially nice to visit the town in the period of the traditional manifestations that make Kastav famous even far outside Croatia’s borders –the international festival of culture Kastafsko kulturno leto and the Guitar Festival, the feast of Bela nedeja (the white Sunday), or during the carnival (the so called maškare). All of Kastav is surrouned by wonderful nature. Through the ancient Crekvina the path brings you to the forests of Loza and Lužina, favorite to numerous excursionists. Those tired from walking, from the turbulent and rich history or from the fascinating untouched nature of the region, will be able to enjoy a rest in the numerous bars, taverns, osterias and diners, a relaxation in the near fitness center as well as the pleasure of resting and refreshment that the restaurant and hotel Kukuriku offers. The comfortable environment of the city nucleus completed by an excellent gastronomic and enological offer will enrich your stay in the beautiful Kastav area and where, and that we honestly believe, you will return always again.