Lovran

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Tourist destination info Lovran

Lovran is a town located on the eastern rough slopes of the Ucka mountain. This is a town with a long and rich past with a long tourism tradition. It is a typically Mediterranean town with narrow streets and houses built one next to another. The town was named after the laurel tree that grows in the town and its surroundings. Lovran has preserved its historic core, built according the medievan urban conception. In the past, the old town was encircled in walls on the foundation of which houses were gradually built. The tourism abruptly developed in Lovran on the verge of the 20th century because of the dense Mediterranean vegetation, favorable geographical position and mild climate. Lovran in famous for is numerous historical sites which testify to its long and turbulent past. Visit the parish church of St. Juraj (romantic building from the 13th century, restored in the 15th century with late gothic frescoes), Holy Trinity church (small gothic church located above the Lovran harbor), old town core (typical medieval core which holds the details from the history; frescoes, facades and walls which remind of the Mediterranean urban architecture), town tower (remains of the fortification system of the medieval Lovran), east town gates “Stubica” (gates that used to lead toward the Lovran harbor “Mandrac”) and Lovran villas (Santa Maria villa, Frappart villa, San Nikolo villa- today known as Villa Magnolia). While staying in Lovran, go on one-day excursions and explore some of the Croatia beauties. Visit the national parks Plitvice, Risnjak, Brijuni, the islands of Krk, Cres and Rab, Istrian coast and its beautiful towns. Sports and active vacation enthusiasts can enjoy volleyball, football, basketball, tennis, hiking, free climbing, mountain biking, diving, fishing, sea kayaking, trekking, paintball, mini rafting and numerous other activities. If you would like to savor the specialties of this area, visit the restaurants “Vila Astra” and “Stari Grad” and the taverns “Corleone” and “Marun”.

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Guest reviews Lovran

Fabulous
4.2
Overall guest rating

Atmosphere:
4.2
4.2
Beaches:
3.5
3.5
Friendly locals:
4.3
4.3
Security:
4.8
4.8
Touristic offer:
4.2
4.2

  • Fabulous 4.2
    Luca
    Family, Romania
      27/08/2013
    The natural views and relaxing atmosphere, the old center and fish restaurants. Clean water and beaches...
    No sand on the beaches...
  • Good 3.4

    Couple,
      01/09/2011
    The main road of Lovran is very busy.

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