Rab, Croatia

Rab, Croatia

Rab is an island (and a town) in Croatian Adriatic Sea. The island has an has an area of 93.6 km2 and 9,328 inhabitants. Its history goes back to 360 BC and the roman emperor Octavian Augustus gave Rab the title of Municipium. Throughout its history, the island of Rab was under the direction of several Croatian rulers, the Venetians, Napoleon, the Habsburg monarchy and the Republic of Croatia. The island of Rab is rich in cultural heritage and cultural- historical monuments that make it a popular vacation destination. Many churches and town squares on the island of Rab have not changed their primary role as the centre of the cultural living since the Roman days. The island is nowadays very popular with tourists for its beautiful nature, beaches, heritage and many events, particularly the Rab arbalest tournament and the Rab Medieval festival: Rapska Fjera.

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