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Krk Town Review
In terms of its importance and the pride of the 3,000 locals, the island's capital could perhaps even be called a city. The old city walls were built by the Liburnians around the 1st century BC, and there's an inscription speaking of the dimensions of the fortifications at that time (111 feet long and 20 feet high). The present-day walls, however, date mainly to the Middle Ages. The city walls have four gates bearing plaques of St. Quirinius, the protector of the town.
The seafront has a pleasant green area that takes you past cafés and a fish market. The main square, Vela Placa, is just behind the first row of houses. There's a beach underneath the town walls with a lovely view of the town.
The old town hall on Vela Placa was built by the Venetians in the late 16th century. Its clock shows all 24 hours: daytime on the upper part, nighttime on the lower.
Krk Town has two well-known visual anchors. The first is the imposing citadel that sits on Trg Kamplin. Summer concerts, theater performances, and a jazz festival are held on the square and within the citadel walls. The bell tower of St. Quirinius is the other, with its angular onion dome typical of Krk.
Here's a useful tip: streets that are thoroughfares have a straight line of stones running down the middle; those without are most likely dead ends.
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