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A walk around the town

Arrival in Kastav

Arrival in Kastav

The road to Kastav ascends from the Rijeka - Rupa (border crossing) road. On the hillside to the left there is a building made of grey stone built at the beginning of the 20th century. It first housed The Primary School Teacher’s Training ...

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1. Alley of Splendours

1. Alley of Splendours

Vladimir Nazor, the famous Croatian writer who spent ten years as the headmaster of Kastav's Primary School Teacher’s Training College where he started to use čakavian dialect (link to the song), greets visitors at the beginning of the alley. ...

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2. Osojnak's Kettle Workshop

2. Osojnak's Kettle Workshop

This is one of the rare and most famous workshops of Milko Osojnak (1911-1994), the last kettle maker from Kastav. The workshop was used to produce a wide range of items of copper, such as boilers for making brandy, dishes for agriculture, or ...

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3. Church of Saints Sebastian and Fabian

3. Church of Saints Sebastian and Fabian

Just a step away from the monument to the giants of the past is the Church of the Saints Sebastian and Fabian, which protects citizens of Kastav from diseases ever since the 16th century. The church has been partly refurbished at the end of the 19th ...

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4. Fortica

4. Fortica

Former fortress is today a promenade and with its breathtaking view of Kvarner Bay and Mount Učka, a pleasant place for a break in the shade of a horse chestnut tree. The entrance to Fortica is embellished with štandar (a hoist for a flag) ...

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5. Municipal Loggia

5. Municipal Loggia

This building designated for public gatherings was built in 1571. The town’s council held sessions there and if necessary, it served as a courtroom where those who violated legal regulations of Zakon grada Kastva od leta 1400. (The Law of the ...

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