About Pag

Town of Pag

About Pag
The town of Pag is the biggest locality on the island. Its history is closely linked to the production of salt. In Venetian times, not far from the old settlement, a new renaissance town was erected in the 15th century, with symmetrical layout of streets and squares, houses made of white local stone.

It impresses the visitor with its unique harmony and simplicity, since it has been built in a man-friendly manner.

Pag is a town of many palaces and churches. Among the historical sights the old city walls, the Duke's palace, the Chatedral and the Benedictine monastery of St. Margarita stand out.

The town is well know for the lace "paška čipka" brought here as early as in Venetian time, and representing today, along with Pag cheese, the most typical island product.

Pag is also famous for its traditional native wear, particulary for the sumptuous and elegant pokrivaca, a female head scarf, adorned by Pag lace.

There is a very old and folk Carnival tradition, in which the famous Pag slave girl (Paška robinja) has been preserved until today.

Pag is the bird place of Bartul Kašić, author of the first Croatian grammar book.


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Amphorae Amphorae

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The Pag lace (Paška čipka) The Pag lace (Paška čipka)

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