Customs and tradition
The first settlements on the peninsula of Lopar date back 12 000 years, a
fact which amongst others makes Lopar a unique location on the island. People
have always had the need to pursue happiness.... and festivities were always
accompanied by song and dance.
A traditional wind instrument in Lopar is the „Mih“ which has survived in its original form until today. Traditional dances are the „Tanac“ and the „Pojka“.
The „San Marino Cultural Society“ is Lopar's leading promoter of local customs.
Lopar's folklore ensemble was named after Saint Marino, who was born on the peninsula and later founded the Republic of San Marino.
There are several archaeological sites in Lopar, and the island is frequented by geology experts who research its extraordinary landscape and geomorphologic forms.
The Lopar Geomorphologic Garden, part of the Rab Island Geopark, is rich in geologically interesting features and rare flora. In its many geological points of interest, you can find an abundance of fossils. The specially formed rocks and an unusual geological profile will surely catch your attention.
Where Are You Planning To Go?
Rab is a town on the same name island. Location is Kvarner bay, which is at northern part of the Adriatic. Rab is the most southern island from the Kvarner islands.
Population of Rab is about 9000, but during the summer on Rab are much more people. It has great accommodation capacities. Main accommodation is in private rooms and apartments, but also hotels offer respectable number of beds, and have very good service and some hotels are of high quality. Auto camps could also be found at Rab. Rab has more than 2100 sunny hours during the year.
The entrance to the old town of Rab is in white stone, and you will be aware that you are entering to a really old area of town. That is the square of St. Christopher. On the square is a fountain with two sculptures from the legend. The old city is dominated by four bell towers mainly in the Roman style. Just by the city walls is a beautiful park Komrcar under which is the long walk side and the beach. In the shade of ancient pines, the smell of resin and the blue sea, you can spend your holidays and you can still enjoy the privileges of a city.