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The Croatian port city of Makarska is located in the Dalmatia region. Directly on the Adriatic Sea. It is the center of the Makarska Riviera. A stretch of coast that runs from northern Brela to southern Gradac. Makarska has a very nice old town. Which also can be explored on foot. In the most famous Kalelarga street, which is located in the center. There you will also find the quietly laid out Wine Bars and Restourants. The most famous square is the Kačićev Trg. Named after the philosopher Andrija Kačić-Miošić. Who was immortalized here as a statue. From here you can get to the waterfront. Where you can fortify yourself in one of the many cafes. Also restaurants and enjoy the view of the beautiful bay.
The town is known for its beautiful city beach. Which is surrounded by a wonderful pine forest. It is located directly on the crystal clear sea. The beach stretches in a curved shape in front of the palm-lined promenade, and consists of fine pebbles. The city beach in Makarska is the ideal place for the whole family. As it is also possible to rent paddle boats, jet skis or banana rides.
Makarska is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Dalmatia and on the whole Croatian coast. And the city becomes more popular every summer. The beautiful nature, the good climate, the many tourist offers. And the hospitable locals are just some of the reasons why so many tourists return to Makarska every summer.
All art lovers will find many different things to visit in Makarska. As the traces of the art of painting in the region of Makarska. Go back to antiquity and are still to be found in many sacred buildings. During your stay in Makarska you can also visit the city gallery “Antun Gojak”.
The best way to get acquainted with the history of the city is to visit the Franciscan Monastery. Which recently celebrated its 500th anniversary. Inside the monastery there is a picture gallery and a unique Malaco-logical museum dedicated to the study of molluscs.
Tourism has become one of the main sources of income for the people of Makarska. Which is why the city has modernized its infrastructure and visibly improved trade, healthcare, the cultural system and tourism.
As tourism has become the most important source of income in Makarska. The inhabitants have invested a lot in improving tourist standards, especially in the area of private accommodation. You can rent many apartments in Makarska. But you can also find Holiday houses with pools that are great for families with children or a group of friends. That will make the holiday a right pleasure. In Makarska, anyone can find accommodation that suits him and that corresponds to the intended budget.
The city is located at the crossroads of major sea and road routes. That is making the city the ideal place for organized day trips. From there is a regular excursion line to the islands of Brac and Hvar.
There are also day trips to major cities in the region. Such as: Split or Dubrovnik. From Makarska you can also visit Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina. One of the most famous places of pilgrimage in the Catholic world.
The city is known for many cultural, sporting and other events throughout the year. And especially during the summer months. In summer, there are the famous fishermen’s festivals in typical Dalmatian style. As well as many concerts, the summer carnival and various folk festivals in the summer.